Iran launches new ballistic missile

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It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.

Iran unveiled the Khorramshahr missile during a military parade earlier on Friday.

"You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with the range of 2,000 km [1,200 miles], the latest missile of our country", state television said.

Even though Iran has long boasted of owning missiles within the exact same assortment included in the arsenal, it had been the very first time that this Khoramshahr rocket has been exhibited in public places.

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 Khorramshahr missile has a range of roughly 1,200 miles and can carry multiple warheads.

That makes them only medium-range, which is still sufficient to reach Israel or United States bases in the Persian Gulf.

Iranian officials say that the missiles of their country are not created to carry nuclear warheads, and that, more broadly, Tehran has no program to develop nuclear weapons. The missile, Khoramshahr, was launched from an unknown location.

"President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran, he called it an embarrassment", Netanyahu continued.

Rouhani, a moderate, has staked his reputation on sealing the nuclear deal and relieving the Iranian economy of debilitating worldwide sanctions.

At the United Nations on Tuesday, Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly condemned the Iran nuclear deal, warning that the accord will pave the way for Iran to obtain nuclear weapons if it is not scrapped or altered.

The particular move was obviously a one on one challenge to the US Leader Donald Trump, whom around August finalized a bill imposing compulsory fees and penalties upon individuals involved with Iran's ballistic missile program in addition to anybody who does any business with people active in the program.

The Trump administration has called the omission of ballistic missiles a central flaw of the agreement, which Trump may try to revisit - or scrap altogether, as he has threatened in the past.

He says Iran "will strengthen our defense and military capabilities. whether you want it or not" - referring to the remarks made by U.S. president at the United Nations General Assembly. Rouhani had rejected a US -led effort to alter the Iranian 2015 nuclear agreement at the United Nations General Assembly in NY on Wednesday. "We will strengthen not only our missiles but also our air, land and sea forces ..."

"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", Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.

The U.S. announced additional economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and destabilizing actions in the region in July.