Trump says nuclear deal pointless after Iran fires missile test

Trump says nuclear deal pointless after Iran fires missile test
Trump says nuclear deal pointless after Iran fires missile test

US president Donald Trump expressed his concerns whether a nuclear deal obtained with Iran would survive after the Iranian republic tested a new medium-range missile, the Economic Times news reported.

State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday.

It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone of the missile, which has a range of 2,000 kilometres (1,250 miles) and can carry multiple warheads.

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea. Not much of an agreement we have!" Trump tweeted.

 

Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!

 

 The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in New York, where Trump again accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos." 

"As long as some speak in the language of threats, the strengthening of the country's defense capabilities will continue and Iran will not seek permission from any country for producing various kinds of the missile," Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami said in a statement.

Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered US sanctions and accusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.

Last Modified: 09 24 2017 12:19 PM

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