Tehran: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Tehran will not abandon its missiles, despite U.S. pressure. He told this while delivering a speech live on state television on September 22. Rouhani is quoted to have said, “Iran will not abandon its defensive weapons…including its missiles that make America so angry.”
Iran has ballistic missiles with a range of up to 3,500 kilometres. It must be noted that U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from a 2015 nuclear deal citing Iran’s missile program.
The deal was between Iran and world powers under which Tehran agreed to curb its nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief.
Rouhani further told in his speech, that Trump will fail in his confrontation with Iran just like Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. He was referring to the 1980s war between the two Middle Eastern countries. Trump will suffer the same fate as Saddam Hussein, he said.