Iran reports it tested ballistic missile two weeks ago

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Iran says it has successfully tested another ballistic missile, the latest in a series of tests following the implementation of a nuclear deal with world powers.

On May 9 , Iran’s semiofficial Tasnim news agency quoted General Ali Abdollahi, deputy chief of army headquarters, as saying that the test-firing of the missile, with a range of 2,000 kilometers, was carried out two weeks ago.

Iran’s recent missiles tests have been heavily criticized by the United States and some European nations.

Iran has said its test-firings do not violate a UN Security Council resolution adopted after Tehran signed a nuclear deal with world powers that calls for Iran not to launch any ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.

Iran denies that its missiles are designed to carry nuclear weapons.