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Iran to continue missile tests despite US sanctions

ANI  |  Tehran [Iran] 

has vowed to continue to carry out missile tests despite sanctions imposed by the (US).

Al Jazeera quoted Abolfazl Shekarchi, a for Iran's armed forces as saying, "Missile tests are carried out for defence and the country's deterrence and we will continue this."

Shekarchi made the remarks after accused of carrying out a new missile test. However, he neither confirmed nor denied testing of the missile.

On Saturday, US condemned Iran's testing of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads as a violation of the international agreement on Tehran's nuclear programme.

On November 5, the had imposed the "toughest-ever" sanctions on Iran's banking, and shipping industries, with an aim to alter the "behaviour" of the country's regime.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 15:20 IST