Israel slams Iran missile test as "provocation" to US and allies

Elias Hubbard
September 25, 2017

Just hours earlier, the Khorramshahr missile was unveiled at a large military parade presided over by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, who vowed to continue Tehran's missile program in defiance of demands from Washington to halt it.

France said on Saturday it was extremely concerned by Iran's ballistic missile test and called on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to carry out a full report on the launch. They are also working with North Korea.

US President Donald Trump's new travel ban is proof of his fake empathy for Iranians, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said.

Iran also displayed other home-made advanced missiles, including ballistic missiles, which are reported to have ranges of 1,300 km to 2,000 km.

Press TV reported that the Khorramshahr rocket is Iran's third type of missile.

On Friday, the Iranian armed forces commemorated the 1980-1988 war with Iraq by holding a parade in which Iran's most advanced military power and abilities are showcased.

"Questioning United States President Donald Trump's authority to single-handedly scrap the landmark 2015 Iran nuclear accord -Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the pact belongs to the global community in its entirety, and not only to one or two" countries. But Iran is still subject to an arms embargo and other restrictions, which are not technically part of the nuclear agreement.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trump had made a final decision to continue complying with the Iran nuclear deal, under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of global sanctions. Britain, China, France, Germany and Russian Federation are parties to the pact.

Washington has imposed unilateral sanctions against Iran, saying Tehran's ballistic-missile tests violated a United Nations resolution that endorsed the nuclear deal and called on Tehran not to undertake activities related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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