Iran test-fires new ballistic missile defying United States warnings

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Trump's withering critique Tuesday included an accusation that Iran's government "masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy", while ruthlessly repressing its people and exploiting the limits of the nuclear deal.

The US went against the tide and was "the most isolated country at the United Nations over the nuclear agreement, which has been certified by the United Nations", he added.

Trump also slammed the nuclear deal - negotiated with Iran by the U.S., Russia, China, France, Great Britain and Germany -as "one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into". "Therefore North Korea acquiring nuclear weapons is neither a bilateral, nor a regional problem".

Tillerson said the USA has "significant issues" with the agreement, from a political, not a technical standpoint.

The US President called the Iranian regime a "corrupt dictatorship" that had turned the country into an "economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos".

The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in NY, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilising the Middle East, calling it a "rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and chaos".

On Wednesday, the commander of U.S. Strategic Command Air Force Gen. John Hyten said Iran was operating under the agreement, but at the same time, "rapidly" deploying and developing ballistic missiles.

After Trump's address, Rouhani said many reporters, officials and European heads of state said explicitly that they opposed the USA president's remarks.

Iranian media outlets are calling the new missile "long-range" - but by most standards, it would be considered a medium-range ballistic missile. He added that Iran remains fully committed to the pact, Press TV reported.

Mr. Trump has already signalled that he would withdraw the certification next time.

"Just heard Foreign Minister of North Korea speak at the UN".

Moscow once again voiced support for the deal, with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov saying that Iran's strict compliance with the agreement attested to by the IAEA allows Tehran to fully realize the deal's potential in the economic, political and security spheres.

As I discuss in a new article in the National Interest Online, administration officials and hawks throughout the US foreign policy community increasingly link the issues involving the two countries.

"Denouncing a deal that all other parties are upholding will certainly not make the North Koreans any more disposed toward striking a deal with the United States over their nuclear program", he said. He wouldn't tell reporters what he's decided, but he's made no secret in past of how he feels about Iran and in particular how he feels about the nuclear deal reached in 2015 under Barack Obama. Pyongyang has made no secret of its rush toward a nuclear ICBM, while Iran has denied seeking nukes at all as it adheres (for now) to the constraints imposed by the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Trump's portrayal of Iran as a fomenter of Middle East conflict, Rouhani said, was misplaced, given America's 2003 invasion of Iraq and other military operations in the area. "But we don't tolerate threats by anyone", he said.

"It's essential to maintain (the agreement) to prevent a spiral of proliferation that would encourage hardliners in Iran to pursue nuclear weapons", Le Drian said.

Speaking on Wednesday, the U.S. envoy to the UN, Nikki Haley, said President Trump's remarks were "not a clear signal that he plans to withdraw".

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