Iran 'successfully' launches ballistic missile with 2000 km range

Iran 'successfully' launches ballistic missile with 2000 km range

Iran 'successfully' launches ballistic missile with 2000 km range

Iran also displayed myriad of its home-made advanced missiles, including ballistic missiles, which are reported to have a range of 1,300 km-2,000 km.

State television flashed images of the Khoramshahr missile's disengaging warhead, calling it the country's third such missile capable of traveling some 2,000 kilometers.

He also criticized the 2015 pact that the United States and six other powers struck with Iran under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions.

Rouhani vowed that Iran would boost its ballistic missile capabilities despite criticism from the United States and also France.

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On the opposite, the world powers may compare Iran with North Korea that's in complete defiance of Trump's threats and warnings.

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said that although the 2015 Iran deal was not flawless, the worldwide community should stick with it or risk facing another situation like North Korea.

In February, Iran test-fired the same medium-range type of missile, prompting Mr Trump to say the USA was "putting Iran on notice".

The report by the FARS agency says that as "one of the 24 founding members of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space", Iran is "entitled to master the technology of launching satellites into orbit".

Iran says all of its missiles are created to carry conventional warheads only and has limited their range to a maximum of 2,000 kilometres, although commanders say they have the technology to go further.

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The missile was unveiled Friday as part of a military parade in the Iranian capital, Tehran.

The report said the missile was launched late Friday, without providing further details.

In an interview with CNN, he called for a new agreement to monitor Iran's missile development. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission". This ability can theoretically reach Israel, the sworn enemy of Iran, and us bases in the region. It recently impose new sanctions against it for continuing with its missile program and tests. Despite the attempts by Washington to include the provisions, concerning the ballistic missiles, in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal, the proposal was not supported by other signatories.

On Wednesday, he said he has made a decision on whether the US will continue to abide by the deal, but he declined to elaborate.

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Tehran claims that its tests are completely comply with the nuclear deal because the missiles are not created to carry nuclear warheads.

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