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Iran 'working with North Korea', Trump says after missile test in Teheran

Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered US sanctions and accusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers

AFP/PTI  |  Washington 

Donald Trump. Photo: PTI
Donald Trump. Photo: PTI

Iran's test launch of new medium-range missile calls into question a landmark nuclear deal with the United States and other world powers, President has said, while also accusing the Islamic Republic of colluding with North Korea.

accusing of having ties with North Korea,  tweeted yesterday:



The nose cone of the missile has a range of 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometres) and can carry multiple warheads.

The test comes at the end of a heated week of diplomacy at the UN General Assembly in New York, where Trump again accused of destabilizing the West Asia,  calling it a "rogue state whose chief are violence, bloodshed and chaos."

Previous Iranian missile launches have triggered sanctions and accusations that they violate the spirit of the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and major powers.

The president has threatened to declare to be in breach of the 2015 deal unless it is expanded to punish for pursuing a ballistic missile program and for sponsoring foreign militant groups.

On October 15, Trump is due to tell the Congress whether he is ready to recertify Iran's compliance with the 2015 deal. If he refuses to do so, it could open the door to renewed sanctions and the collapse of the deal.

First Published: Sun, September 24 2017. 11:55 IST
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