Iran on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium range in defying of warning of US . Iran showcase a new multiple warhead medium range missile dubbed the Khorramshahr at a military parade in Tehran. Iran Defense Minister Amir Hatami said we don’t need the language of threats, the strengthening of the country defense not need to seek permission from any country of any missile.
The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in New York, where US President Donald Trump again accused Iran of destabilizing the Middle East, calling it a ‘rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed, and chaos’.
Iran says all of its missiles are designed to carry conventional warheads only and has limited their range to a maximum of 2,000 kilometers, although commanders say they have the technology to go further. That makes them only medium-range but still sufficient to reach Israel or US bases in the Gulf.
At Friday’s military parade, President Hassan Rouhani hit out at those who ‘create problems for the peoples of our region every day and boast of selling arms to the bloodthirsty Zionist regime which has been attacking the peoples of our region for 70 years like a cancerous tumor.’As well as carrying out missile tests, Iran has also launched a space satellite and fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria in recent months.
Iran has said repeatedly that it has no choice but to boost its defenses as its regional rivals Israel and Saudi Arabia sign huge arms contracts with Washington and other Western governments.