Iran Tests New Medium-Range Missiles in Defiance of the US Warnings
The State Television of Iran carried the footage of the launch of theKhorramshahr missile.Iran said that it has successfully tested a new medium-range missile indefiance of warnings from the Washington.
Iran successfully launches its ballistic missile:The report said the missile was launched late Friday, without providing anyfurther details.
Iran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested anew medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from the Washington thatit was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.
The State Television of Iran carried footage of the launch of theKhorramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile militaryparade on Friday.It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.
The Broadcaster gave no date for the test although officials had said onFriday that it would be tested "soon".Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered US sanctions andaccusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal betweenTehran and major powers.
President Donald Trump has threatened to bin the agreement over the issue,saying that Iran's missile programme could give it the technical know-howfor a delivery system for a nuclear warhead when a sunset clause in thedeal expires in 2025.
He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether or not he believesIran is in compliance with the nuclear deal.If he decides that it is not, it could open the way for renewed USsanctions and perhaps the collapse of the agreement.
Trump said on Wednesday he had made his decision but was not yet ready toreveal it.Iran also displayed other home-made advanced missiles, including ballisticmissiles, which are reported to have ranges of 1,300 km to 2,000 km.
Iranhas “Successfully” launched a ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, astate media report said on Saturday.