Tehran Unveils New Ballistic Missile, Rouhani: No Country Can Stop Iran from Strengthening Its Defense Programs

Iran has unveiled a new ballistic missile during military parades held across the nation to mark the first day of the annual Sacred Defense Week.

The missile, named Khorramshahr, was put on display during the military parade in Tehran on Friday, with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and senior military officials in attendance.

The ballistic missile, which has a range of 2000 kilometers, is capable of carrying multiple warheads, said Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, a senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Division.

"As it was observed, the missile has become smaller in size and more tactical and it will be operational in the near future," he told reporters on the sidelines of the parades, according to Press TV.

Rouhani Censures Trump’s Anti-Iran Rhetoric

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has lashed out at US President Donald Trump for his “ignorant and spiteful” comments against the Iranian nation.

Delivering a speech at the 72nd UN General Assembly session in New York on Wednesday, President Rouhani said the “ignorant, ugly, spiteful literature of the US president, which was full of false information and groundless allegations, against the Iranian nation” were beneath the dignity of the United Nations, Press TV reported.

Zarif Stresses Respect for Iraq Constitution, Territorial Integrity

New York -Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif underlined support for Iraq's territorial integrity and the need to respect the country's constitution.

Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his meeting with his British counterpart Boris Johnson in New York on Tuesday, Zarif said the region has been the main pivot of talks in the meetings he and President Hassan Rouhani attended and of course there have been good discussions on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

He said condition in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, especially referendum in Iraq Kurdistan, were discussed and in all the meetings all the parties emphasized respecting Iraq Constitution and territorial integrity.

Zarif went on to say that what's necessary is not to hold the referendum and that Iraq domestic issue should be preceded in light of talks by all Iraqi parties.

76 Figures Ask U.S., EU Leaders to Sustain Iran Nuclear Deal

TEHRAN –Today 76 senior political, diplomatic and military figures from across Europe in a statement, arguing that any unilateral U.S. action that jeopardizes the Iran nuclear deal would trigger a crisis in US-Europe relations, damaging the US’s international standing and credibility in Europe.

Next month the US Administration concludes its review of relations with Iran and addresses its next requirement to report to the US Congress on whether Tehran continues to comply with the Iran nuclear deal. Credible reports suggest that President Trump is seeking a way to justify declaring that Iran is no longer compliant with the deal.

Nine Civilians Dead as Saudi Warplanes Bomb NW Yemen

At least nine civilians have been killed when Saudi military aircraft carried out an airstrike against a residential area in Yemen as the Saudi regime presses ahead with an atrocious military campaign against its crisis-hit southern neighbor, Press T.V reported.

Local sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said four women and five children lost their lives on Tuesday, when Saudi fighter jets bombarded a residential building in the Kushar district of the northwestern province of Hajjah, located approximately 130 kilometers northwest of the capital Sana’a, Arabic-language al-Arabi news website reported.