Tehran stated Saturday that it has successfully tested the new ballistic missile Khorramshahr, which was unveiled yesterday during a military parade. According to reports, the missile has a range of 2,000 kilometers and can carry several warheads.

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Less than a day after it showed off the new ballistic missile Khorramshahr during a large-scale military parade, Tehran announced Saturday that the missile has been successfully tested. According to Iran, the projectile is an intermediate-range missile with the range of 2,000 kilometers (about 1243 miles) and capable of carrying several warheads.

Yesterday during the parade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that his country will continue to advance its missile program and vowed not to ask for any foreign state’s permission regarding the matter. “We will increase our military strength,” he said. “Every country in the world is supporting the nuclear deal we signed except the United States and the Zionist regime.”

The missile in the air

The missile in the air Photo Credit: Channel 2 News

On Wednesday, Rouhani spoke during the 2017 gathering of the UN General Assembly. “The Zionist regime, which is threatening regional security with its nuclear weapon and not committed to any agreement, is daringly preaching against the [nuclear] deal [with Iran],” Rouhani claimed. “Iran will not be the first to violate the agreement but will decisively and strongly respond to the violations from any side.”

“We will not put up with threats and intimidation, we believe in negotiations and moderation,” he continued, referring to US President Donald Trump’s speech. “The nuclear deal is the result of long negotiations and it is supported by the UN Security Council and many countries. Due to this, it belongs to the entire international community.” Rouhani added: “The new administration in the US is destroying its credibility. It is inappropriate for the rhetoric against the agreement to be heard from the UN podium, which was designed to advance peace and respect among nations.”

When Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the UN General Assembly, he mainly talked about the Iranian threat and sent a direct message to the Iranian people. “You are not our enemy; you are our friends,” he told them.

“Here at the UN, we must also speak the truth about Iran,” Netanyahu added. “Now, you know I’ve been ambassador to the UN and I’m a long-serving Israeli prime minister, so I’ve listened to countless speeches in this hall, but I can say this: none were bolder, none more courageous and forthright than the one delivered by President Trump today.”

“President Trump rightly called the nuclear deal with Iran, he called it an embarrassment,” Netanyahu continued. “Well, I couldn’t agree with him more. And here’s why: Iran vows to destroy my country every day, including by its chief of staff the other day. Iran is conducting a campaign of conquest across the Middle East and Iran is developing ballistic missiles to threaten the entire world.”