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Iran successfully tests new ballistic missile: state media

Iran successfully tests new ballistic missile: state media

The ballistic missile, which is Iran's third type of missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers along with the Qadr-F and Sejjil ballistic missiles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, Press TV reported.

During Iran's war with Iraq in the 1980s, it turned to North Korea as one of the only sources of military assistance, importing a stockpile of Nodong missiles.

Rouhani also said on Thursday that the nuclear deal agreed with world powers and signed by former US President Barack Obama could not be renegotiated. Tehran has argued that the missile is exclusively for defensive purposes and are not a menace for any country in the region.

Footage of the missile test, including from a camera mounted on the missile, was shown on Iranian state television, though it did not say when the test took place.

"Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!"




U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said he is "extremely concerned" by reports that Iran tested a missile, saying the action was inconsistent with United Nations resolutions.

"When it comes to defending our country, we will ask nobody for their permission", President Hassan Rouhani said.

On October 15, Trump is due to tell the US Congress whether he is ready to recertify Iran's compliance with the 2015 deal.

The US claims that Iran's missile tests and rocket launches violate UN Resolution 2231, which was adopted in July 2015 to endorse the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany. He has called it "the worst deal ever negotiated".

Iran has insisted the missiles are not created to carry nuclear weapons and is not in violation of the resolution.