Iran tests new mis­sile af­ter US crit­i­cises arms pro­gramme

Stabroek News Sunday - - WORLD NEWS -

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said on Satur­day it had suc­cess­fully tested a new bal­lis­tic mis­sile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles) and would keep de­vel­op­ing its ar­se­nal de­spite US pres­sure to stop.

The United States has im­posed uni­lat­eral sanc­tions on Iran, say­ing its mis­sile tests vi­o­late a UN res­o­lu­tion, which calls on Tehran not to un­der­take ac­tiv­i­ties re­lated to mis­siles ca­pa­ble of de­liv­er­ing nu­clear weapons. Iran says it has no such plans.

US Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump said on Twit­ter the mis­sile test il­lus­trates the weak­ness of the Iran nu­clear deal reached by his pre­de­ces­sor Barack Obama. He also linked the ac­tion to re­cent ag­gres­sive moves by North Korea.

“Iran just test-fired a Bal­lis­tic Mis­sile ca­pa­ble of reach­ing Is­rael. They are also work­ing with North Korea,” Trump said on Twit­ter. “Not much of an agree­ment we have!”

Iran said in its an­nounce­ment on Satur­day that the Khor­ramshahr mis­sile could carry sev­eral war­heads.

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