Iran's Reaction to Trump Speech: A New Ballistic Missile

Geneva Matthews
September 24, 2017

At the UN General Assembly on September 19, Trump accused Iran of building "dangerous" missiles and exporting violence to Yemen, Syria, and other countries in the region.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday vowed that Iran will continue to build up its ballistic missile program and other capabilities, as it showed off its military hardware in defiance of US criticism and rising tensions.

"The Khoramshahr missile has a range of 2,000 kilometres and can carry multiple warheads", the official IRNA news agency quoted Revolutionary Guards aerospace chief General Amir Ali Hajizadeh as saying.

The test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which Iran said could carry several warheads, is likely to raise concerns in Washington.

Friday's military parade was to mark the anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq War in 1988; as Tasnim reports, the missile is named for a city in Iran's southwest that was attacked in that conflict.

Iran unveiled a new ballistic missile Friday, showing off the weapon during a military parade in Tehran.

"By promising to step up Iran's ballistic-missile program, Rouhani seeks to gain support from Iranian hard-liners who have always been critical of the nuclear deal, and who have repeatedly accused him of being soft in global relations, " Vakil said.

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. "We seek no one's permission to defend our land".

"Imagine the danger of hundreds of nuclear weapons in the hands of a vast Iranian Islamist empire, with the missiles to deliver them anywhere on earth", Netanyahu said. She entered service in the Iranian army in the near future.

UN inspectors say Iran has fulfilled its commitments to give up its nuclear activities under the agreement, which was reached with the five permanent members of the UN Security Council and Germany.

Under the pact, Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear programme in return for the lifting of economic sanctions.

Rouhani on Wednesday called Trump's speech to the United Nations.

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