Iran launches ballistic missile to slap Trump in face over UN speech

At the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday Trump said Iran was building its missile capability and accused it exporting violence to Yemen Syria and other parts of the Middle East

At the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday Trump said Iran was building its missile capability and accused it exporting violence to Yemen Syria and other parts of the Middle East

"Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence", Rouhani said in a speech marking the anniversary of the outbreak of Iran's devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq.

He cautioned that Iran's claim that the new missile could carry multiple warheads "needs to be taken with a grain of salt", adding that the it "may mean nothing more than multiple cluster bombs", not the kind of ballistic missile payload - multiple independently targetable reentry vehicle, or MIRV - associated with nuclear missiles.

But the Trump administration argues that the JCPOA was designed to hold world powers hostage to Iran's nuclear ambitions, preventing them in practice from checking Tehran's regional activities out of fear such action will affect the viability of the nuclear accord.

Iran expert Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow with the UK's Chatham House, said that Rouhani was playing to both the international and domestic audience. Its attitude brings to mind the story of the inmates who complained that the prison food was terrible and they weren't allowed seconds.

The warning from the EU ambassador came ahead of an Oct. 15 deadline, when President Donald Trump has to inform to Congress whether Iran is complying with the nuclear deal.

According to Iran's foreign minister Javad Zarif, the European Union has continued to stand by the deal.

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

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

"We have to work in order to have a monitoring process on the ballistic activity of Iran." he told CNN. They are also working with North Korea. "There are other ways of getting at other elements of Iranian behavior, but all of those elements would be worse if they had a nuclear weapon".

North Korea's foreign minister accused US President Donald Trump on Monday of declaring war on his country and warned that Pyongyang would defend itself by shooting down US bombers. On state TV, the launch was shown but still the accurate time of test is unclear. "When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission". Making critical statements without having all the facts only serves to undermine the president's credibility and that of his administration, as well as possibly limiting policy options in the future. It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.

If Trump were to renounce the accord, he would be violating an agreement that the international inspectors say Iran has fulfilled. This should not imply that the U.S. should sanction India; rather, sanctions should be always be avoided.

The state-run news agency IRNA quoted the chief of the Revolutionary Guards' airspace division, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying that the new missile "can carry several warheads for various uses".

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