Iran missile "capable of reaching Israel," Trump says

President Trump speaks at a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly Sept. 21, 2017, in New York.

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President Trump criticized the Iran nuclear deal after Iran conducted a test of a ballistic missile "capable of reaching Israel."

The Iran deal, which Mr. Trump has criticized intensely and suggested he may nullify, does not address testing of ballistic missiles. That 2015 agreement pertains specifically to the country's nuclear efforts. 

Iran's state-run broadcaster announced the launch Friday. The weapon reportedly has a range of more than 1,200 miles.

Mr. Trump slammed Iran in his Tuesday speech to the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). 

"We cannot let a murderer's regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the eventual construction of a nuclear program," Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Trump on Saturday also said Iran is "working with North Korea," another nation he has scolded this week during the UNGA. North Korea's foreign minister shot back at Mr. Trump in a speech on Saturday, saying Mr. Trump is on a "suicide mission."

  • Kathryn Watson

    Kathryn Watson is a politics reporter for CBS News Digital.