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Iran to US: 'The language of threats has never worked'

President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: AP

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said his country would not be threatened by "war-mongering policies".

Amid increased tensions between the United States following the election of Donald Trump, Mr Rouhani warned: "Some inexperienced figures in the region and America are threatening Iran... They should know that the language of threats has never worked with Iran.

"They should learn to respect Iran and Iranians ... We will strongly confront any war-mongering policies."

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US official: Iran tested medium-range ballistic missile

Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday according to the US. Credit: AP / Fars News Agency / Hasan Mousavi

Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday which exploded after 630 miles, according to a US official quoted by Reuters news agency.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test launch was conducted from a site near Semnan.

He said the last time this type of missile was test launched was in July 2016.

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