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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Iran: 'Our ballistic missile program will grow'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed to expand Iran's ballistic missile program despite President Trump slamming Iran in his speech announcing that he will decertify Iran's compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal.

Trump had charged that the Islamic Republic "deploys and proliferates missiles that threaten American troops and our allies".

Speaking on Iranian television, Rouhani dismissed Trump's “insults and fake accusations", and said that Iran would stick to the nuclear agreement as long as it was beneficial. Rouhani also defended the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) after Trump called it "the Iranian supreme leader's corrupt personal terror force and militia and authorized the US Treasury to sanction the IRGC".

"The Iranian nation has not and will never bow to any foreign pressure," Rouhani said. "Iran and the deal are stronger than ever. Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps will continue its fight against regional terrorists."

"What was heard today was nothing but the repetition of baseless accusations and swear words that they have repeated for years," Rouhani continued. "The Iranian nation does not expect anything else from you," he added. (Read More)