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an says it successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of 1,200 miles. The test firing of the Khorramshahr missile announced on state media on Saturday. The broadcaster says, the missile is capable of carrying multiple warheads. But it's not known exactly when the test took place.
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The missile was first displayed at a military parade on Friday, when Iran's President, Hassan Rouhani, said the country would strengthen its missile capabilities. Adding, Tehran did not require permission from any country to do so. In a speech to the UN on Tuesday, US President Donald Trump said Iran was, in fact, building its missile capability.
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And accused it of exporting violence to Yemen, Syria, and other parts of the Middle East. The US currently imposes unilateral sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. Donald Trump is critical of the 2015 agreement between the US and other world's powers to limit Iran's nuclear program in exchange of for sanctions relief.
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The US president is due to tell Congress next month whether he considers Iran is complying with the deal and whether the US should continue to accept it.