According to Fox News, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is facing re-election and after being criticized for appeasing world powers in a post-Iran Nuclear Deal world, needs to ramp up his anti-West rhetoric.
He appears to have accomplished exactly that with a recent address at a military event. As reported by Reuters, he said:
“The strengthening of the capability of the Iranian armed forces is only for defending the country and we will ask no one's permission to build up the armed forces, and to build missiles and aircraft.”
Rouhani claimed that there is a “need for vigilance,” because “peace is not a one-way road,” and while Iran doesn't have “aggressive aims,” it doesn't mean any other party is peaceful.
As reported by Fox News on Saturday, the Iranian Defense Ministry showcased a domestically-made jet, named Kowsar, which was designed for training purposes.
The Times of Israel reported that the development of ballistic missiles was crucial to defend the nation against “the crimes and acts of aggression” of the U.S. and other regional powers.
After Iran tested missiles President Donald Trump tweeted that the country was “playing with fire”:
However, according to Iran's Press TV, Iran stressed that its missile program is not a violation of the Iran Nuclear deal because they are not manufactured with the intention of delivering nuclear payloads.