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Boom in Iran

Just as President Trump finished threatening both North Korea and Iran from the United Nations building [VIDEO] in NY last week, both countries defiantly retaliated using words with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un promising an appropriate response and with Iran test-firing a #Ballistic Missile called the Khorramshahr, on Saturday.

USA officials told Fox News video of the supposed launch released by Iranian state television was actually months old.

It's unclear where Trump got his information, but it apparently did not come from USA intelligence agencies, which keep a continuous lookout for missile launches around the globe.

Iran's defiant "test" of its newest medium-range missile, reportedly capable of reaching nearly the entirety of the Middle East, was completely faked.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new restrictions on visitors from several nations are largely symbolic in North Korea's case, because not many of its citizens visit the United States.

The conflict posed by the looming threat of a nuclear-armed Iran "resolved peacefully through diplomacy without a single shot being fired or without a single angry 4 a.m. tweet being fired", Parsi says.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, left, reacts as he and first lady Melania Trump listen to President Donald Trump speak during the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters, Tuesday, 19 September 2017.

Iran will abandon the nuclear deal it reached with six major powers if the United States decides to withdraw from it, its foreign minister told Qatar's al Jazeera TV in NY.

The president added that if the USA pulls out of the nuclear deal, Iran's commitments "would no longer exist" and it would be free to pursue a new path.

Footage released by Iranian state television last Friday showing the country's latest ballistic missile test is fake.

If Trump chooses to decertify the Iran deal, Congress should refrain from scrapping the overall agreement, according to Murphy.

Trump faces an October 15 deadline to tell Congress whether Iran remains in compliance with the deal, which provided Tehran with billions of dollars of sanctions relief.

German Ambassador Peter Wittig said anyone advocating walking away should consider "larger issues", including an increased danger Iran would resume enrichment, danger of a nuclear arms race in an unstable region and impact on global nonproliferation efforts.

"We are fully supportive of this agreement and we believe the eventual demise of this agreement would be a major loss", said Ambassador of the European Union to the U.S. David O'Sullivan.

Besieged North Korea has also chosen to blackmail the world since it turned out to be a good business. But supporters of the deal negotiated in 2015 under President Obama insisted that a US pullout would put Tehran back on the road to acquiring a nuclear weapon unabated. Yet his administration has not taken any concrete steps to either renegotiate or pull the USA out. Sudan has been removed from the new list, as the United States government says Sudanese officials are now in compliance with stricter security screening of its citizens bound for the US.

'Washington will be in a better position if it remains committed to the deal, ' the network quoted Zarif as saying. "Either option is a serious violation of both USA and worldwide law and a blow to peace efforts in the region".

"On the one hand, we need to persuade the United States to apply paralysing sanctions of the highest level as soon as possible. The Trump administration needs to prevent Europe from being wooed by Iran and reject the charm offensive by Rouhani", he said.

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