Iran Successfully Launches New Ballistic Missile That Can Reach Israel

Rouhani addressed Friday's parade in Tehran, noting that Tehran would not halt its missile program and would continue to boost military capabilities, despite U.S. threats to scrap the landmark 2015 agreement that capped Iran's nuclear activities in return for the lifting of global sanctions on Iran.

State broadcaster IRIB showed footage of the missile test.

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.

Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile that can carry multiple warheads and travel up to 2,000 kilometers, state media reported Saturday.

Previous missile tests by Iran have triggered sanctions by the United States, which argues that the tests violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major world powers.

Iran has unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the president vowed to press ahead with its missile programme in defiance of USA demands. "It is capable of carrying more than one warhead".

"Iranian weapons are for defending the country and regional nations from attacks of big powers and terrorists", he said.

"Whether you like it or not we are going to help Syria, Yemen and Palestine, and we will strengthen our missiles".

Iran, on Friday, unveiled a new long-range ballistic missile as the country marked the beginning of Defence Week.

The latest military and defense achievements and missiles manufactured by Iranian experts were put on display at the parades.

We will strengthen our missile capabilities.

President Trump has promised over and over again to adopt a much harder line in the direction of Iran, intimidating at numerous time to negotiate or maybe take apart this 2015 nuclear option, as well as blast Iranian boats out from the waters should they pressure United states naval ships.

It stresses the importance of finding diplomatic solutions to ensure that Iran's nuclear program was developed exclusively for peaceful purposes.

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

The Trump administration then slapped fresh sanctions against Iranian entities and officials in July in response to the missile program.

"Rouhani is playing hardball", said Sanam Vakil, an Iran scholar at Chatham House, a think tank in London, and at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.

"If we have signed an agreement and made a promise, we'll abide by it as long as the other side respects the agreement", said President Hassan Rouhani of the Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday addressing the armed forces marching before him.

  • Jon Douglas