Iran defies U.S., tests missile

US will destroy its own credibility if it withdraws from Iran nuclear deal President Rouhani

Many experts think North Korea wouldn't do something so risky, but it's hard to rule out given North Korea's steadily expanding nuclear and missile tests.

They point out that abandoning the agreement will remove restrictions on Iran immediately - rather than in eight years' time - and that the International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly confirmed Tehran is meeting its commitments.

Zarif made the remarks on Saturday in an interview with Fareed Zakaria of the American media Cable News Network (CNN).

'Iran will look at the outcome of this process and will consider its options.

Trump is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in US interests to stick by it. "We seek no one's permission to defend our land". The missile work, it says, does not breach its 2015 nuclear deal with world countries as the projectiles are not capable of carrying nuclear warheads. There is no sunset clause.

"Imagine what would happen if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons", he said.

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman went a step further, saying on Saturday the missile test was "not just a provocation and an act of defiance directed at the USA and its allies, including Israel". There are no alternative realities.

"The realities in our region are crystal clear, they have been for the last 40 years and the U.S. unfortunately chose to neglect those realities and has not fared well by doing that".

Trump last week urged the global community not to let the Iranian government to continue allegedly destabilizing activities as it builds "dangerous missiles". Iran has defensive needs.

On one side, the missile test is a clear message to USA to stay out of its way of defending the Nation on its own.

"Iran is not buying 400 billion dollars of so-called lovely military equipment from the USA", he added.

Tehran's missile goes by the name of Khorramshahr, commemorating an important event: the liberation of this inland port city after a major engagement with Iraq during the war between the two, in 1982.

He was referring to Trump's remarks before a meeting with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani in May, when he said, "One of the things we will discuss is the purchase of lots of attractive military equipment because nobody makes it like the United States".

"Iran didn't have a single missile to work as a deterrent against its citizens, its civilians being target of nearly daily missile attacks".



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