READY FOR WAR: Iran fires ’15 nuke-capable’ ballistic missiles after signing nuclear deal | World | News
In October last year, President Trump warned he was close to tearing up the deal adding Iran was violating the “spirit” of the deal.
At the time the US President said: “We’ll see what phase two is. It might be a total termination. That’s a very real possibility.
“I’m tired of being taken advantage of as a nation.”
The FfDD report said: “Out of all the ballistic missiles Iran fired in 2017, only four or five missiles can be considered nuclear-capable.
“In 2016, Iran fired 10 to 11 missiles that can be considered nuclear-capable.”
“It is highly likely that the administration’s threat intimidated Tehran, altering its flight-testing calculus.”
According to the report’s author, Behnam Ben Taleblu, a senior Iran analyst at the foundation, researchers “identified as many as 23 ballistic missile launches by Iran since the conclusion of the July 2015 nuclear deal”.
The clock now stands at two minutes to midnight following a year of increasing nuclear war threats and as climate change worsened.
The metaphorical clock, created by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, assesses the danger of apocalypse based on the threats such as nuclear Armageddon, bioterrorism, climate change and other catastrophes.
Donald Trump has repeatedly branded the Iran nuclear deal a ‘very bad deal’
The FfDD report comes as the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson travelled to Europe to meet with his counterparts.
State Department officials said other US officials have already begun Iran talks in Europe.
The Iran nuclear deal which was signed by Tehran was also agreed with the P5+1 which is the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States plus Germany and the European Union.