Iran Tests New Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

Iran Tests New Medium-Range Ballistic Missile

U.S. President Donald Trump is still determining whether its interests were served by the deal, which comprised of restrictions on Tehran's nuclear program in return for the loosening of economic sanctions.

"On the path to improve our country's defensive capacity, we will certainly not be the least affected by any threats and we won't ask anyone's permission", Brig.

The missile was launched from an unknown location in Iran and a few hours after it was shown during the parade, the Iranian television channel Press TV released a video of the launch, on Saturday.

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

Fitzpatrick agrees it would be a good idea to extend the Iran nuclear deal to include ballistic missiles, "but it is no good talking about this if the U.S. is not honoring the nuclear agreement".

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his country was still committed to the deal, which lifts sanctions on the country as long as it doesn't advance its nuclear weapons program.

Trump must make a decision by October 15 must confirm that Iran is acting by the deal.

It's been known that Iran has had a missile with a range capable of reaching Israel, said Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Institute for Internal Strategic Studies-Americas, a think tank.

Iran said in its announcement that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads. "Either the nuclear deal remains as it is or it will collapse", he added. "Not much of an agreement we have", Trump wrote in the Twitter message. "We must not allow this to happen", said Liberman.

Experts are alarmed by the increasing tension between the United States and Iran.

"We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces".

If he decides that it is not, that could open the way for USA lawmakers to reimpose sanctions, leading to the potential collapse of the agreement.

"Extremely concerned by reports of Iran missile test, which is inconsistent with United Nations resolution 2231".

"On the other (hand), domestic politics very much drives Iran's relationship with the USA, and Rouhani has a big hard-line contingency among the country's elite who fear the United States wants a regime change that he has to consider".