Iran has successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km. Report by Pascale Davies.
Iran says it's successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 KM. The test-firing of the Khorramshar missile announced on state media on Saturday (September 23). The broadcaster says the missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads. But it's not known exactly when the test took place. The missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday (22 September), when Iran's president Hassan Rouhani said the country would strengthen its missile capabilities Adding Tehran did not require permission from any country to do so. In a speech to the UN on Tuesday, U.S. President Donald Trump said Iran was in fact building its missile capability… and accused it of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria and other parts of the Middle East. The U.S. currently imposes unilateral sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. Donald Trump is critical of the 2015 agreement between the U.S. and other world powers to limit Tehran's nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. The U.S. President is due to tell Congress next month (October 15) whether he considers Iran is complying with the deal …and whether the U.S. should continue to accept it.