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Iran's missile testing sends mixed messages to Washington

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The Iranian President Hassan Rohani waves during a rally in Tehran marking the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, 11 February, 2014
The Iranian President Hassan Rohani waves during a rally in Tehran marking the 35th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, 11 February, 2014 AFP PHOTO/Atta Kenare

The Iranian Defence Ministry said on Wednesday that it had succesfully tested new missiles, capable of destroying all types of enemy military equipment. The United States declared the missile program a dangerous threat to the region. This just days after reports that Iranian warships were en route to US maritime borders, a claim the Pentagon has denied. Meanwhile on Tuesday, Iranian President Hassan Rohani delivered a speech decrying what he called "the humiliation by foreign powers or America." Iran, and Rohani in particular, had been viewed as favouring a diplomatic rapprochement with the US. RFI spoke to Ebrahim Afsah, an expert on International law and Iran, to discuss the mixed messages coming from the Islamic Republic.

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