TehranIran said on Saturday that it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile in defiance of warnings from Washington that it was ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.
State television carried footage of the launch of the Khoramshahr missile, which was first displayed at a high-profile military parade in Tehran on Friday.
It also carried in-flight video from the nose cone.
The broadcaster gave no date for the test although officials had said on Friday that it would be tested soon.
Irans Revolutionary Guard on Friday unveiled the missile capable of reaching much of the Middle East, including Israel.
The unveiling came during a military parade in Tehran that commemorated the 1980s Iraq-Iran war.
The move was a direct challenge to President Donald Trump, who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Irans ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with them.
Though Iran has long boasted of having missiles in the same range in its arsenal, it was the first time that the Khoramshahr, with a range of 2,000km was displayed in public. In February, Iran tested the same medium-range type of missile, prompting Trump to say that the US is putting Iran on notice. Irans state television aired footage late on Friday it said showed a Khoramshahr medium-range ballistic missile being test fired. The report did not mention the time or location of the test.
Trump has vowed repeatedly to take a tougher line toward Iran than his predecessor, threatening at various times to renegotiate or even dismantle the nuclear deal, and shoot Iranian boats out of the water if they provoke US naval vessels in the Persian Gulf.
Fridays parade also showcased various Iranian army units and Revolutionary Guard forces, as well as the police. Similar parades were held in other Iranian cities.
President Hassan Rowhani addressed the parade in Tehran, saying that Iran would not halt its missile programme but Iran continue to boost military capabilities, despite US demands.
We will strengthen our defence and military capabilities … whether you want it or not, Rowhani said, a direct response to Trumps speech at the UN General Assembly this week.
Rowhani added that Irans military power lies in its commitment to never invade another country or land.
He also said Tehran will keep supporting the oppressed people of Yemen, Syria and Palestine a reference to Irans role in the wars in Yemen and Syria and its support for Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas.
Tehran has backed Yemens Shiite rebels known as Houthis against a US-supported and Saudi-led coalition of mostly Arab states that seeks to return the internationally elected government to power in Yemen. In Syria, Iran is a close ally of President Bashar al-Assad.
In his speech at the United Nations, Trump accused Iran of supporting terrorists and called Tehran a corrupt dictatorship and a murderous regime.
Speaking a day later, Rowhani said the Iranian people are waiting for an apology from Trump for his extremely offensive rhetoric and unfounded allegations about Iran.
Rowhani later told a news conference that the Trump administration is seeking an excuse to pull out of the landmark 2015 nuclear agreement that capped Irans nuclear activities in return for the lifting of international sanctions on Iran.
The deal, Rowhani said, is supported by his government and the five other parties Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany that signed the agreement.
Not many details are known about Khoramshahr. The state-run IRNA news agency quoted chief of the Guards airspace division, General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, as saying that the ballistic missile can carry several warheads for various uses. The agency did not provide further information.
Later on Friday, Iranians staged anti-Trump protest to show their anger over the US presidents speech. Thousands of worshippers marched after Friday prayers in Tehran, chanting Death to America and Death to Israel.
State media said similar protests took place in other Iranian cities and towns.
On Thursday, Irans Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who has final say on all major policies in Iran, said Trumps cheap, ugly, foolish and unreal remarks before the UN General Assembly were a sign of desperation. During a meeting with a clerical assembly, Khamenei said such comments do not come from power, but from anger, desperation and weak-mindedness.
The nuclear deal between Iran and world powers does not strictly prohibit Iran from developing missiles but after the deal came into effect last year, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution calling on Iran not to take any actions related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons for eight years.
Iranian officials have argued that the measure only applies to missiles specifically designed to carry nuclear warheads.
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