"By promising to step up Iran's ballistic-missile program, Rouhani seeks to gain support from Iranian hard-liners who have always been critical of the nuclear deal, and who have repeatedly accused him of being soft in worldwide relations".
In February, Iran test-fired the same medium-range type of missile, prompting Trump to say that the United States is "putting Iran on notice".
Shooting of iranian missile on the positions of the islamists of the EI in Syria, on 18 June 2017.
The iranian president Hassan Rohani said on Friday that his country will strengthen its capacity in spite of the criticisms of the United States and France.
Tehran has presented a new ballistic missile capable, the Tasnim News said citing the head of the Revolutionary Guards' aerospace division, Amirali Hajizadeh, on Friday.
During the general Assembly of the united nations in NY, the us president, Donald Trump has denounced the nuclear deal reached with Iran, as well as its ballistic program.
Addressing a military ceremony marking the Sacred Defense Week, held in Tehran, President Rouhani said Iran would strengthen its defense and military power to the extent it deems necessary.More news: USA rate-hike fear, weak rupee pull equity indices lower
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The US and Israel, known as the two main sponsors of terrorist and Takfiri groups in the Middle East, have repeatedly called for the restriction of Iran's military capabilities. "Whether you like it or not, we are going to defend the oppressed people of Yemen, Palestine and Syria", he said.
At the annual United Nations gathering in NY this week, Mr. Trump called the nuclear deal "an embarrassment to the United States", and Mr. Rouhani retorted, in his own address: "It will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by "rogue" newcomers to the world of politics".
Rouhani said the United States and Israel have isolated themselves by opposing the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and the other major powers.
Rouhani also said Iran is still fully committed to the nuclear deal.
Mr. Trump's secretary of state, Rex W. Tillerson, has said that the Iran nuclear agreement must be changed or the United States would not stick with it. Iran has said the accord is not up for renegotiation.
Iranian officials have argued that the measure only applies to missiles specifically created to carry nuclear warheads.