Iran tests new ballistic missile with 2000km-range

Iran tests new ballistic missile with 2000km-range

"We have to work in order to have a monitoring process on the ballistic activity of Iran." he told CNN.

Iranian officials say that the missiles of their country are not created to carry nuclear warheads, and that, more broadly, Tehran has no program to develop nuclear weapons.

Most UN sanctions on Iran were lifted 18 months ago under a deal Iran made with key world powers to curb its nuclear program.

Rohani said Iran will not be the first party in the nuclear accord to violate the agreement.

"The weight of the Khorramshahr missile's warhead has been announced to be 1,800 kg (4,000 lbs),. making it Iran's most powerful missile for defence and retaliation against any aggressive enemy", IRIB reported.

Britain also voiced concerns about the latest test.

The video included footage from an on-board camera showing the detachment of the cone that could carry multiple warheads.

According to the deal - known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - some sanctions against Iran were lifted as long as Tehran curbs its nuclear activity.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani said during the parade that Tehran will continue its missile program and boost the country's military capacities, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's demand that Iran stop developing "dangerous missiles". His speech has already provoked threats from North Korea, who responded by saying that they may test fire a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean. "Not much of an agreement we have".

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

"And we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program", he said in his address at the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Trump signaled that he may renegotiate the nuclear pact or decertify it.

State TV did not say when the test had been conducted, although Iranian officials had said on September 22 that it would be tested "soon".

"Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at the UN".

A dotard is an old person, someone who has become weak or senile. At the time, President Trump tweeted that his administration would be less "kind" to Iran in the face of such tests.



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