Iran has made a defiance move against the US sanctions imposed on its missile programme in January. This was revealed when on Tuesday, Iran said it had conducted multiple ballistic missile tests to demonstrate "deterrent power". AFP Reports.
announcement by the official IRNA news agency said the tests showed the
country's "all-out readiness to confront threats" against its
It described them as a military drill in which "ballistic missiles were fired from silos" in different parts of the country.
United States imposed new sanctions over Iran's missile programme in
January almost immediately after separate sanctions related to Iran's
nuclear programme had been lifted under a landmark deal with world
The latest tests, called "The Power of Velayat", a
reference to the religious doctrine of the Islamic republic's
leadership, were undertaken by the Revolutionary Guards and Aerospace
Forces, IRNA reported.
Sepah News, the Guards' official media
service, carried a statement confirming the missile tests, which come
less than two weeks after elections in Iran delivered gains to
politicians aligned with Hassan Rouhani, the country's moderate
The Revolutionary Guards report to Iran's supreme
leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, not Rouhani, and their influence dwarfs
that of the army and other armed forces."