Trump knocks Iran deal after Tehran tests missile


Trump knocks Iran deal after Tehran tests missile

President Donald Trump criticized the Obama-era nuclear deal with Iran and other world powers on Saturday, tweeting that the USA doesn't have "much of an agreement" after Tehran test-fired a ballistic missile. Iran's state TV aired footage late Friday it said showed a Khoramshahr medium-range ballistic missile being test fired.

The new Khorramshahr missile was unveiled by Iran's military earlier in the day during a parade in Tehran.

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel", he said.

On 22nd September, 2017, President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani announced that Iran is paving its path to increase the military power "as a deterrent". It permits Iran to use nuclear power for civil purposes, but not for nuclear weapons.

US President Donald Trump accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos". More recently, Trump has reportedly considered decertifying the deal and allowing Congress to decide whether to withdraw from it.

It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.

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

In a rejoinder to Trump's call to renegotiate the nuclear deal, he said that "all countries" at the General Assembly meeting supported the nuclear deal, "except the United States and the Zionist regime", a reference to Israel.

Called the Khorramshahr missile, the weapon has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) and can carry multiple warheads, according to Press TV. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission".

Washington and its negotiating partners in the agreement should find a way to make the deal's restrictions permanent or "severely" extend their expiration times, it said.

Trump used his U.N. speech to dismiss the pact with Tehran, which lifted sanctions in exchange for Iran curbing its nuclear program, as an "embarrassment" and "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into".

Despite worldwide condemnation, Iran's defense minister stated Tehran would not abandon its missile program.

Rouhani accuses Trump of attempting to sabotage the nuclear agreement between Iran and six world powers.