European Union adopts resolutions in support of Iran nuclear deal

European Union adopts resolutions in support of Iran nuclear deal

European Union adopts resolutions in support of Iran nuclear deal

Iran claimed to have successfully tested a new cruise missile with a range of 800 miles on February 3, days after President Donald Trump warned about the threat emanating from the Islamic regime.

The surface-to-surface missile, named Hoveizeh, is from the Soumar family of cruise missiles, which Iran added to its arsenal in 2015, Hatami said.

BRUSSELS- The European Union said on Monday it was "gravely concerned" by Iran's ballistic missile launches and tests and called on Tehran to stop activity that deepened mistrust and destabilized the region.

Tehran has showcased a new, long-range cruise missile, capable of covering over 1,350 kilometers.

In January, it tried to launch a satellite into space which it said failed. The launch followed a US warning to Iran against undertaking three planned rocket launches that Washington said would violate a United Nations Security Council resolution.

"A (paramilitary) Basij base in Nik Shahr came under. fire this morning and several from the Revolutionary Guards communications personnel who were wiring the base were hit", Mohammad Hadi Marashi, provincial deputy governor for security affairs, told the state news agency IRNA.

France, Germany and Britain have opened a new channel for non-dollar trade with Iran to get around the sanctions, reimposed on Iran after President Donald Trump's decision in May to exit a 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six major powers.

The resolution called upon Tehran to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles created to deliver nuclear weapons.

Iranian officials say Western sanctions have starved its air force of spare parts and replacement aircraft, limiting its operational capacity and forcing it to rely on the missile programme.

Iran has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. Prior to the announcement of INSTEX, the Iranian hierarchy expressed doubts regarding whether European would deliver on its JCPOA [Joint Comprehensive Plan] pledges and of ease the pain caused by US sanctions.

While Washington has embarked on re-imposing sanctions on Iran, the latter has vehemently refused to renegotiate anything or bring the missile program into the nuclear deal in any fashion. The Islamic Republic develops its missile technology according to a "defensive strategy" which changes according to need, he said.

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