Iran unveils a ballistic missile with range of 2000km

Tasnim news: Iran unveils a ballistic missile that can hit Israel

President Hassan Rouhani had said that the country would "continue to develop new missiles and not seek anyone's permission to defend our land".

State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday.

In his inaugural UN speech Tuesday, President Donald Trump called the Iranian nuclear deal negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama, "an embarrassment to the United States" that should be revisited.

Tehran has argued that the tests are exclusively for defensive purposes and notes the Security Council measure only applies to missiles specifically created to carry nuclear warheads.

"The specification of this missile is that it can carry several warheads instead of one to hit several targets", he added. "We will defend the downtrodden people of Yemen, Syria, and Palestine whether you like it or not", Rouhani added.

The officials have not provided any details on the capabilities of the advanced missile, Tasnim news agency reported.

Israel's Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Saturday denounced Iran's testing of a medium-range missile as a "provocation" and said it was proof of Tehran's ambition to become a world power.

Rouhani's statement came days after the United States president, Donald Trump, called Iran a "murderous regime" and "corrupt dictatorship" during his speech to the UN General Assembly.

He is due to report to Congress on October 15 on whether Iran is still complying with the deal and whether it remains in USA interests to stick by it.

President Rouhani said: "We will promote our defensive and military power as much as we deem necessary".

Max Abrahms, assistant Professor of Political Science at Northeastern University, said that Iran's announcement of its new missile will likely lead to more escalation.

Iranian military experts and technicians have in recent years made great headways in manufacturing a broad range of indigenous equipment, making the armed forces self-sufficient in the defense sphere.

The Iran nuclear deal has to be recertified by Trump in October.

After a thaw in relations between the United States and Iran under Barack Obama, the Trump administration said in February it was putting Iran "on notice" for its ballistic missile tests.

Rouhani once again reiterated Iran's full commitment to the landmark 2015 nuclear accord with six world powers, called the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran expert Sanam Vakil, an associate fellow with the UK's Chatham House, said that Rouhani was playing to both the worldwide and domestic audience.

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