Iran successfully tests new ballistic missile: state media

The unveiling of the new missile, called the Khoramshahr, comes two months after Iran launched a missile into space, prompting a new round of sanctions and criticism from the United States.

"The missile has become smaller in size (compared to other Iranian ballistic missiles) and more tactical, and it will be operational in the near future", Hajizadeh said without further elaboration.

Moreover, it also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.The missile was launched during a military parade in Tehran which commemorated the 1980s Iran-Iraq war.

"You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km, the latest missile of our country", state television said, adding this was Iran's third missile with such a range.

The missile can carry multiple warheads and its range would make it easily capable of reaching Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Trump was referencing the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that lifted United Nations economic sanctions on Iran in exchange for its cessation of some of its nuclear activities. "Not much of an agreement we have!"

Rouhani said that the country will boost its military capabilities, from missiles to ground, air and sea forces.

That makes them only medium-range but still sufficient to reach Israel or USA bases in the Gulf. In August, Donald Trump imposed a mandatory and severe penalty and an embargo on Iran due to its advancement in military weapons which are a direct threat to America.

- Trump recently called Iran a bogus nation of dictators hiding behind the mask of Democracy.

Trump has repeatedly vowed to pull USA backing from the deal; he has also called for including Iran's missile program.

Speaking a day later, Rouhani said the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from Trump for his "extremely offensive" rhetoric and "unfounded" allegations about Iran.

Trump faces a mid-October deadline to certify to Congress whether or not he believes Iran has been in compliance with the nuclear agreement. As a result, Washington has tightened sanctions on Iran - rather than loosen them, as the JCPOA was meant to accomplish.

Iran maintains that testing non-nuclear ballistic missiles is not a violation of the JCPOA.

On Thursday, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all major policies in Iran, said Trump's "cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal" remarks before the U.N. General Assembly were a sign of desperation.

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