Trump casts doubt over Iran nuclear deal after missile test

Frederick Owens
September 25, 2017

Iran said it tested a new medium-range ballistic missile, the day after unveiling it in defiance of United States criticism over its disputed nuclear program. Press TV reported the missile is "capable of carrying multiple warheads" but noted Iran's insistence that its missiles were designed for "defense purposes" and not nuclear capabilities.

"On the path to improve our country's defensive capacity, we will certainly not be the least affected by any threats and we won't ask anyone's permission", Brig.

Israel has condemned Iran's latest ballistic missile test as a "provocation" amid growing concerns over the Islamic Republic's behavior and USA threats to end the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement.

It's been known that Iran has had a missile with a range capable of reaching Israel, said Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Institute for Internal Strategic Studies-Americas, a think tank.

Donald Trump has accused Iran of working with with North Korea.

If he decides that it is not, that could open the way for U.S. lawmakers to reimpose sanctions, leading to the potential collapse of the agreement.

In an interview with CNN, he called for a new agreement to monitor Iran's missile development.

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel warned the United States against abandoning the Iranian nuclear deal, believing it would discourage other countries from negotiating their own nuclear programs.

"The binary of the ends of the spectrum, on one side hatred, ignorance, and idiocy of U.S. president, whose rhetoric according to the supreme Leader reminds the rhetoric of gangsters and return to pre-20th-century era, and on the other hand Iranian compassion, peace, logic, and moderation showcased by President Rouhani", Vaezi tried to give an account how the two speeches were received around the world. I don't know what we can do with this agreement now...

Trump must make a decision by October 15 must confirm that Iran is acting by the deal.

Experts are alarmed by the increasing tension between the United States and Iran.

The test comes the same week President Donald Trump used his speech at the United Nations General Assembly to berate Iran and again flirt with the idea of backing out of the 2015 nuclear agreement. "That is what it aspires to do, and we can not allow it to happen".

Iran's Defense Minister, General Amir Hatami said that the objective of this missile was to have "the ability to evade the enemy's air defense line and to be guided from the moment of launch until the target is hit turns Khoramshahr into a tactical missile".

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