Iran Tests New Missile in Defiance of U.S. Warnings

Iran said Saturday it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile despite warnings from the U.S. that such a move could jeopardize a landmark nuclear deal. Footage of the Khoramshahr missile’s launch was broadcast on state television Saturday, with no indication of when the test took place. The Khoramshahr missile, which has a range of about 1,242 miles, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, according to Iran’s state TV. A day earlier, officials said the missile would be tested “soon” after unveiling it at a military parade in Tehran attended by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Rouhani vowed to boost the country’s military power and continue with its missile activities “as a deterrent” after President Trump slammed Iran’s missile program at the United Nations earlier in the week. Trump on Tuesday urged other world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly to take a harder line on Tehran, saying “we cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles.”