As its commander unleashed a scathing attack on President Donald Trump, Iran's Revolutionary Guards unveiled their newest long-range missile, which is capable of striking nearly anywhere in the Middle East-including Israel.
The news report cites that detail as being "much to the chagrin of President Trump and company" - but 2017 isn't the first time the US has aired its concerns over Iran's rocket and missile research.
The missile called Khorramshahr missile reportedly has a range of 2,000 kilometers and can carry multiple warheads, according to Press TV.
"Whether you like it or not, we are going to strengthen our military capabilities which are necessary for deterrence", Rouhani said in a speech broadcast live on state television.
Iran will strengthen its missile capabilities and will not seek permission from any country to do so, President Hassan Rouhani said on Friday in an undisguised snub to demands by U.S. President Donald Trump. "Not much of an agreement we have!"
President Donald Trump has threatened to junk the agreement over the issue, saying that Iran's missile programme could give it the technical knowhow for a delivery system for a nuclear warhead with the expiration of a sunset clause in the deal in 2025.
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The missile is believed to have a range of about 1,250 miles, making it capable of reaching a large portion of the Middle East.
"Rouhani is putting down a strong marker that Iran's missile programs are not on the negotiating table", he adds.
Former President Barack Obama has maintained the deal cut off a pathway to nuclear weapons for Iran and made the world safer.
The Iran nuclear deal was orchestrated by the Obama administration and put strains on USA relations with enemies of Iran, including Israel and Saudi Arabia. The Trump administration told Congress in July that Iran was complying with the terms of the deal, but added the country would face consequences if it violated "the spirit" of the deal.
Washington considers Tehran's ballistic missile tests to be a violation of the United Nations resolution that endorsed JCPOA.
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 U.N. 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.