President Trump Slams Iran's New Ballistic Missile Test

Frederica Mogherini said the world does not need another nuclear crisis

Frederica Mogherini said the world does not need another nuclear crisis

Iran said the Khorramshahr ballistic missile can travel up to a range of 2,000 km and carries several warheads.

The news of the test comes just hours after Iran's Revolutionary Guard unveiled the missile during a military parade in Tehran.

"This Iranian missile launch is an act of provocation and defiance against the United States and its allies, as well as an attempt to test them", Liberman said.

Speaking to CNN news host Fareed Zakaria, Zarif said that Iran has "said time and again and we have proven that our missiles are for defense".

It is shocking to see where the world has reached, we see a country like North Korea openly showing its muscles by advancing in the warfare technology and on the contrary, we see a capitalist like Donald Trump advising the world to give up on missiles and weapons which have a global market.

During the Military Parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told that Tehran is dedicated to moving forward through the strengthening of its military defenses and missile capabilities, as reported by the Press TV.

"We will strengthen our missile capabilities", Rouhani said Friday in a speech broadcast on state television, according to Reuters.

The president has said he's already made a decision about whether or not Iran is in compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear deal.

That sounds like a legitimate right, but the next statement, "whether you like it or not we are going to help Syria, Yemen and Palestine, and we will strengthen our missiles", irked the USA president clearly anxious about Israel.

Trump responded to the news with a tweet on Saturday: "Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel".

Iran promised to curb its nuclear programme in exchange for a loosening of economic sanctions as part of the historic deal.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said the country is developing its own defenses instead of buying billions of dollars worth of the so-called attractive military equipment from the US.

The other signatories to the deal - Britain, France, Germany, China, Russia and the European Union - have all pushed for it to continue.

"The net result is that Washington and Tehran are accusing each other of not living up to the spirit of the nuclear agreement".

Actually, it's Trump and his bombastic public statements that are an embarrassment to the United States.

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

Iran used the Nodong to develop its own medium-range Shahab-3 missile, first tested in 1998, and it has continued to improve on the design since.

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