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WWIII fears as Iran fires ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads

Iran has test fired a ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads, violating UN resolutions.

The report further added that amid tension between Washington and Tehran over ballistic missiles, US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo announced the Iranian regime had test-fired the missile, the Daily Express reported.

He warned the country’s "testing and proliferation" of missiles is growing and called on Iran to "cease these activities." He wrote, "The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile that’s capable of carrying multiple warheads. Iran’s missile testing & missile proliferation is growing.

"We condemn this act and call upon Iran to cease these activities."

Pomepo said the "test violates UNSCR 2231," citing the United Nations Security Council's endorsement of the international nuclear agreement. 

It comes after US President Donald Trump pulled out of an international nuclear agreement in May and reimposed sanctions on Tehran, criticizing the deal for not including curbs on Iran's development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.

Nevertheless, Iran says its missile program is purely defensive but has threatened to disrupt oil shipments through the Strait of Hormuz in the Gulf, if the United States tries to strangle Iranian oil exports. 

Last month, an Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander warned US bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and US aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range.

The Islamic Republic's government has ruled out negotiations with Washington over its military capabilities, particularly its missile program, which is run by the Revolutionary Guards.

On Tuesday, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran warned the European Union that Tehran's patience was running out on the bloc's pledge to keep up oil trading despite US sanctions.

He said Iran could resume enriching uranium to 20 percent purity, if it fails to see economic benefits from the 2015 deal that curbed its nuclear program. 

It comes after the Iranian military unveiled its most advanced warship to date - a radar-evading stealth destroyer equipped for electronic warfare - amid fears of growing military tensions with the US. 

Iran unveiled its latest addition to its range of firepower - the Sahand destroyer, which can destroy "any approaching target" within two kilometers.

The stealth destroyer is the Iranian regime's most advanced warship ever added to its naval fleet.

The new domestically-built warship is set to intensify an already escalating crisis with the US, after President Donald Trump reimposed sanctions on Tehran.