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Amid western criticism, Iran confirms its medium-range ballistic missile testing


Amid western criticism, Iran has confirmed on Tuesday, that it had successfully carried out a missile test of a medium-range ballistic missile, after receiving lot of sharp criticism from the western powers over the December 1 launch.

According to news reports, revolutionary guards aerospace commander Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh said, “We are continuing our missile tests and this recent one was a significant test.”

A news agency has said that “the US reaction showed that it was a big thing for them and that it upset them”, adding that the Iran had carried out such missile tests in-between, of about at least 40 to 50 missiles test in a fiscal year.

Iran has been pressed on with Iran’s ballistic missile programme after it has restrained in much of its programme – nuclear, while under a 2015 landmark deal with the major powers of the world.

A United Nations security council resolution was adopted after Iran was called upon the agreement in order to refrain from its testing missile, which are capable of much carrying a nuclear weapons, but it does not especially barred Tehran from the missile launches.

Iran has yet developed many types of ballistic missiles with ranges up to 3,000 km, which are sufficient to reach at Israel and other western bases across its region.

From the UN atomic watchdog, Iran has been delivered with a regular certification in accordance with compliance with provisions of nuclear deal.

Western criticism has been focused on the Tehran’s missile programs and even its military interventions over its region.


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