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"We will strengthen our defence and military capabilities ... whether you want it or not," Rouhani said, a direct response to Trump's speech at the UN General Assembly this week.
Tehran has argued that the tests are solely for defensive purposes and notes the Security Council measure only applies to missiles specifically designed to carry nuclear warheads.
Your ability for a logically analysis of the situation is amply displayed:
So Iran and Little Kim got real busy to build new missiles in that short period of time?
I rarely admire the state of mind of seen displayed from the UK these days. 'Reminds me of that appeasement fellow, Chamberlain.
The leftist/NWO of the world unite.You DO NOT CONTROL THE USA ANY LONGER
The move was a direct challenge to US President Donald Trump, who in August signed a bill imposing mandatory penalties on those involved in Iran's ballistic missile programme and anyone who does business with those involved in the programme.
"Iran, which is a powerful nation, will not give in to pressure and will not bow," Khamenei said in an address to police officers in Tehran on Sunday. "The corrupt, lying, deceitful US officials insolently accuse the nation of Iran ... of lying, whereas the nation of Iran has acted honestly and will continue on this path until the end in an honest manner," said Khamenei.