January 24 2018

Iran unveils new long-range ballistic missile

January 24 2018, 01:55 | Van Peters

World leaders anxious to hear Trump as UN assembly kicks off

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and British Prime Minister Theresa May vote on a resolution during a high level Security Council meeting on United Nations peacekeeping operations Wednesday Sept. 20 2017 at U.N. headquarters

The administration is expected to announce the decision on the JCPOA before the upcoming October deadline for its re-certification.

"I didn't know he was going to say today he made a decision", Tillerson said.

The potential 2020 presidential candidate also argued that backing away from the agreement could hurt America's ability to cut deals in the future, echoing similar remarks made by Iran's President Hassan Rouhani.

It wasn't immediately clear whether Trump had made a final decision to continue complying with the Iran nuclear deal, under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in exchange for the lifting of worldwide sanctions.

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the highest authority in the Islamic Republic, also criticised Trump during a meeting yesterday with the Assembly of Experts, a body tasked with choosing the next Supreme Leader.

With a chatty boss like President Donald Trump, message discipline has not exactly been scrupulously attended within his administration.

Trump's current inclination is to decertify the Iran nuclear deal and then give Congress 60 days to decide whether to reimpose nuclear sanctions on that country that had previously been lifted, according to NBC News.

Mr Rouhani has insisted that the nuclear deal can not be renegotiated.

Iran's Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled its latest ballistic missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel, while the country's president vowed that Tehran would press ahead with its missile program in defiance of US demands to the contrary.

"All countries in the world supported the nuclear deal in the United Nations General Assembly this year [.] except the United States and the Zionist regime (Israel)".

"There was some discussion by some people that the nuclear deal isn't very bad but shouldn't stay as it is". "Frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the United States, and I don't think you've heard the last of it - believe me".

Iranian state television showed footage of the firing of "Khoramshahr missile" but did not specify if the test-fire happened on Friday or in the past. "By violating its worldwide commitments, the new USA administration only destroys its own credibility and undermines global confidence in negotiating with it or accepting its word or promise", Rouhani said.

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