Iran's top leader pledges to continue missile program

Trump signs new Iran sanctions into law over his own objections

"You launch a satellite-carrying missile, they make noise", he said, describing the Iranian launch as a "scientific and technical job that is routine and necessary".

"If the sanctions are to be implemented, there will be problematic times for Iran and for the nuclear deal in general", Hassan Ahmadian, a professor at the University of Tehran, said.

On his first foreign trip, in May, Trump went to Iran's arch-rival in the Middle East, Saudi Arabia, where he lambasted Tehran as a state sponsor of terrorism.

The Iranian president championed a nuclear deal with the United States and five other major powers in 2015 that led to the lifting of most sanctions against Iran past year, in return for curbs on its nuclear program.

Iran's Interior Ministry has made a decision to raise security level at the Parliament to "critical" during the inaugural ceremony.

"This session is an important event signaling the beginning of the new period of country's management; it is a symbol of cemocracy in Iran", Ayatollah Khamenei underlined.

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly arrived in the capital Tehran to attend the swearing-in ceremony of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.

He said "social justice" and "poverty alleviation" were among the main ideals of the Islamic establishment, adding that the eradication of absolute poverty is one of the objectives of his administration.

Rouhani will take the oath of office in the parliament on Saturday.

He said the country has stood against the "toughest of the sanctions" by taking advantage of a combination of its "diplomatic power" and "deterrence might".

President says nuclear deal is a sign of Tehran's goodwill as he is sworn in a day after U.S. imposed fresh sanctions.

"In our view the nuclear deal has been violated and we will show an appropriate and proportional reaction to this issue", Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi said in an interview with state TV, according to the ISNA news agency.

Ray based her expectation on a July 21 meeting in Vienna of the Mogherini-chaired commission that brings together Iran and the other parties to discuss the deal's implementation.

Ayatollah Khamenei further said Iranian officials have succeeded to cooperate with the world despite enemy attempts to isolate the nation.

The U.S. legislation imposes mandatory penalties on people involved in Iran's ballistic missile program and anyone who does business with them.

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