Iran Successfully Launches New Ballistic Missile That Can Reach Israel


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.

The new missile test by Iran challenges global agreement with Tehran over nuclear issue, said on Saturday 23rd of September american president Donald Trump. They also work with north Korea.

In 2010, a diplomatic cable released by Wikileaks showed that USA intelligence officers believed North Korea had shipped Musudan missiles to Iran.

"It has the potential to carry nuclear warheads, but I am skeptical as to whether it can carry multiple ones because nuclear warheads are so large", said Fitzpatrick, who also heads the think tank's Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Programme. Trump tweeted on Saturday.

He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether or not he believes Iran is in compliance with the nuclear deal. "Not much of an agreement we have!" Trump said on Wednesday he had made his decision, but was not yet ready to reveal it.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to fight what he described as "an Iranian curtain" descending on the Middle East, and pledged to prevent Iran from producing any weapons that could hit Israel.

It's been known that Iran has had a missile with a range capable of reaching Israel, said Mark Fitzpatrick, executive director of the Institute for Internal Strategic Studies-Americas, a think tank.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses world leaders at the 72nd UN General Assembly at UN headquarters in NY on September 19, 2017.

State broadcaster IRIB carried the footage of the test-firing of the Khorramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on September 22.

Earlier this week, Trump had urged the global community not to let the Iranian regime to continue destabilizing activities as it builds "dangerous missiles". This text is supposed to ensure strictly civilian and peaceful iranian nuclear program, in exchange for gradual lifting of sanctions against Tehran. "The IAEA [the United Nations nuclear agency], which monitors the agreement, has said that repeatedly".

Tehran says the tests are exclusively for defensive purposes and notes that the nuclear accord does cover its missile program.