Iranian state TV showed missiles being fired from rocket launchers on the backs of military vehicles yesterday in the central desert, at the start of a three day test exercise for the elite revolutionary guard.
The Tasnim news agency reported that the tests of the "smart and advanced missiles" were all succesful.
General Mohammad Pakpour, head of the revolutionary guard ground forces, told state TV the tests "sent a message to any potential adversaries we are ready to give a crushing response to any threat."
Iran had already enraged Donald Trump before the latest round of missile tests.
He said rockets with ranges of more than 60 miles had been tested as well as the shorter range fajr-3, fajr-4 and fajr-5 missiles had been tested.
The manoevres comes just three weeks after the US put Iran "on notice" after it test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile, which Washington claimed breached the terms of a nuclear deal between the international community and Iran.
US President Donald Trump tweeted on February 2: "Iran has been formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile."
Tehran denies breaching the Vienna deal of 2015, as "none of the missiles tested are able to carry nuclear warheads."
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The deal between Tehran and the US, Britain, France, Germany, Russia, and China outlined Iran's commitment to reduce its nuclear program in exchange for the world powers lifting international sanctions against it, was described as "disastrous" and the "worst deal ever negotiated" by Trump who said his “number one priority” was to dismantle it.
Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said: "Tehran does not need permission from foreign countries in order to exercise its legitimate rights."
But, US Vice President Mike Pence has warned Iran that President Trump is "not to be underestimated" and said the so-called "golden years of Obama are over".
He said: “Iran would do well to look at the calendar and realise there's a new president in the Oval Office. And Iran would do well not to test the resolve of this new president.”
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