Trump misfired on tweet about Iranian missile launch

The new Iranian long range missile Khoramshahr is displayed during the annual military parade marking the anniversary of the outbreak of its devastating 1980-1988 war with Saddam Hussein's Iraq on September 22,2017 in Tehran

Iran's foreign minister ripped President Trump on Wednesday for tweeting about an Iranian missile launch over the weekend that turned out to be a fake.

There was no Iranian ballistic missile launch, three US officials said Tuesday.

Iran just test-fired a Ballistic Missile capable of reaching Israel.They are also working with North Korea.Not much of an agreement we have!

Israel also responded to Iran's claim of a missile test as if it was genuine. As president, Trump could easily have checked with the CIA or other intelligence agencies to verify whether Iran had actually test-fired a missile.

"We can not let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building risky missiles, and we can not abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program", Trump said in his United Nations speech.

"Iran has released footage of the successful test-launch of its new ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, a few hours after it was unveiled during a military parade in the capital city of Tehran", state-run Press TV said, according to CNN. "Not much of an agreement we have!" he wrote.

The nuclear agreement is created to prevent Iran from building a nuclear bomb but does not prohibit it from developing missiles.

"Iran tests missile despite Trump pressure", the BBC reported, for example, adding analysis that Trump's rhetoric against Iran and North Korea had pushed ostensibly moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani "into a corner with the hardliners" and prodded him to authorize the claimed missile test. All three officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss an intelligence issue.

Rouhani also threatened to act "decisively and resolutely" if Trump pulled the U.S. out of the deal, a decision that Trump teased has been "decided", but would not reveal what the decision is.

"The Iran Deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into".

Trump has until October 15 to notify Congress on whether Iran remains has complied with the 2015 multilateral deal.

Dunford declined to say publicly what advice he has given Trump on whether to recertify Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal.



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