Iran's revolutionaries have mixed feelings, 40 years later

EU backs Iran trading system but warns on Syria, missiles

EU Concerned by Iran Missile Work, Regional Security Role

The missile, dubbed Hoveyzeh, was shown to the general public for the very first time in Tehran on Saturday, amid celebrations of the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Defence Minister Amir Hatami said the Hoveizeh cruise missile had successfully hit its targets, calling it the "long arm of the Islamic Republic of Iran".

The Hoveizeh, part of the Soumar family of cruise missiles unveiled in 2015, has a range of over 1,350 km (840 miles) and is created to be used against ground targets, Hatami said.

Continuing Iranian missile tests have also alarmed the European Union - not to mention countries in the Middle East - and Monday's statement called on Tehran to stop such activities.

In January, it tried to launch a satellite into space which it said failed.

Washington warned Tehran this month against undertaking three planned rocket launches that it said would violate a U.N. Security Council resolution because they use ballistic missile technology. Tehran's policy is aimed at maintaining a certain cap on the range of the missiles based on its own defensive strategy.

Iranian officials say Western sanctions have starved its air force of spare parts and replacement aircraft, limiting its operational capacity and forcing it to rely on the missile programme.

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The Islamic regime has expanded its missile program, particularly its ballistic missiles, in defiance of opposition from the United States and expressions of concern by European countries. It also says its missile tests are not in violation of the resolution and denies that its missiles are capable of carrying nuclear warheads.

Iran faces heated global criticism for violating Security Council Resolution 2231, which urges Iran to refrain from developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads or that can later be modified to carry nuclear warheads.

On Wednesday, Iran announced the production of large amounts of yellowcake, a precursor to enriched uranium.

Ali Salehi, head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, told Fars, a semiofficial news agency, that Iran could produce more 20 percent uranium on a four-day notice. And Europe considers trade with Iran legitimate. "If the Europeans, or anyone else, want to conspire to disarm Iran of missiles, we will be forced to make a strategic leap", Brig.

Defying threats from Washington, the UK, France and Germany have executed their plan to set up a special-payments mechanism with Iran and skirt USA sanctions.

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