Washington, Sep 24: US President Donald Trump has warned that the new ballistic missile “successfully” tested by Iran may be able to reach Israel.
“Iran just test-fired a ballistic missile capable of reaching Israel. They are also working with North Korea.” Trump tweeted on Saturday.
“Not much of an agreement we have!” the President added in his tweet, apparently alluding to the agreement signed in 2015 between Tehran and six international powers, including the US, on Iran’s nuclear programme.
The president’s remarks came after Iran tested its new ballistic missile, called Khorramshahr, with a range of 2,000 km, which was unveiled on Friday for the first time during a military parade in Tehran.
The missile was launched from an unknown location in Iran and a few hours after it was shown during the parade, the Iranian television channel Press TV released a video of the launch, on Saturday.
The Khorramshahr missile was paraded, despite warnings from the US against Iran’s weapons program, in the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military leaders.
The nuclear agreement, signed in July 2015 by Iran and six major powers (US, Russia, China, France, UKm and Germany), ended 12 years of conflict over Tehran’s controversial nuclear programme.