Iran fires ballistic missile in defiance of Trump sparking fresh WW3 fears

The missile, named Khorramshahr, was put on display during the military parade in Tehran on Friday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance.

State broadcaster IRIB carried footage of the missile test without giving its time and location.

Iran's Khoramshahr missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a military parade marking the 37th anniversary of Iraq's 1980 invasion of Iran.

After praising Donald Trump's address earlier in the day from the same podium, in which the USA president called the Islamic Republic a "murderous" regime and the nuclear deal an "embarrassment", Netanyahu said the 2015 accord strengthened Iran's nuclear program and posed a grave threat to the entire world.

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

According to Tasnim news agency, the missile is able to carry a multiple independently tar reentry vehicle (MIRV) weighing 1,800 kilograms.

We will not seek permission from anyone to defend our country.

The new ballistic missiles that is capable of carrying multiple nuclear warheads has a range of 1,200km, this is most likely going to infuriate Washington.


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

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

"The world will have lost a great opportunity, but such unfortunate behavior will never impede Iran's course of progress and advancement, '' Rouhani said, adding that the Trump administration is seeking "an excuse" to pull out of the 2015 deal".

Iran has repeatedly insisted that its military capabilities are exclusively aimed for defense purposes and they pose no threat to other countries. "The ballistic missile which Iran fired is a provocation of the United States and its allies, including Israel", Lieberman said in a statement.

Iran unveiled the Khorramshahr missile during a military parade earlier on Friday. Iran says it has no such plans.

Rouhani hit back at Trump's comments at the United Nations and condemned Israel for opposing the 2015 nuclear deal.

The deal, Rouhani said, is supported by his government and the five other parties - Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany - that signed the agreement. He has called it "the worst deal ever negotiated". And here's why: Iran vows to destroy my country every day, including by its chief of staff the other day.


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