On the same day, the Iranian Foreign Ministry announced that Foreign Minister Mohamed Jawad Zarif was scheduled to leave for Asia on the 25th to continue to mediate Irans efforts to get rid of the impact of U.S. sanctions.
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The commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard, Hussein Salami, confirmed to Irans Tasnim News Agency on the 24th that the missile had been tested.
Our country has been a testing ground for a series of defensive and strategic systems, and these actions will not be interrupted given the growth of our deterrent forces, Salami said.
He did not provide specific information on the missile and its test launches.
U.S. President Donald Trumps government withdrew from the six-party comprehensive agreement on Irans nuclear issue last year, restored sanctions against Iran and triggered tensions between the United States and Iraq. The United States strengthened its military deployment in the Persian Gulf, and Iraq waived to implement some of the terms of the agreement.
Iranian President Hassan Ruhani unveiled an Iranian-made mobile air defense system on the 22nd. Iranian media reported that the performance of the system is comparable to that of the Russian S-300 anti-aircraft missile system.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Moussavi said on the evening of 23 that following his trip to Western Europe, Foreign Minister Zarif left for China, Japan and Malaysia on the 25th to seek to mitigate the impact of U.S. sanctions on Irans economy.
Moussavi said that bilateral relations and the most important regional and international affairs are the key issues of the foreign ministers visit.
The United States imposed sanctions on Zarif at the end of July, targeting any assets he might have in the United States and squeezing his diplomatic space. However, Zarif has just concluded his visits to France, Finland, Sweden and Norway, announcing the results of his visit.
He tweeted in the social media on the 23rd, although the United States wants to destroy (Iranian) diplomacy, he met with the French president and foreign minister in Paris for media interviews.
During his visit to France, Zarif told AFP that French President Emmanuel Marklon made some suggestions to Iranian President Ruhani last week, We believe they are moving in the right direction.
Mark Long has been seeking the lifting of some U.S. sanctions against Iraq in order to save the Iranian nuclear agreement. However, the United States has so far shown no signs of loosening its mouth.
French diplomats had previously called on the United States to partly relax sanctions to curb Irans crude oil exports and reduce pressure on Irans economy.
On the eve of Frances participation in the Group of Seven (G7) summit, European Council President Donald Tusk called on the leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) to make another effort to find a common language for Irans nuclear agreement. (Fieldwork) (Xinhua News Agency Special Draft)
Source: Xinhua responsible editor: Lin Zhiheng_NY9285