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    President Donald Trump plans to impose new sanctions on Iran for conducting a test-firing of a medium-range ballistic missile, the US media reported.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The new sanctions are expected to be announced on Friday, NBC News reported.

    US President Donald Trump speaks during a press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May at the White House January 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.
    © AFP 2019 / Brendan Smialowski
    On Wednesday, Michael Flynn, the US national security adviser, announced that the While House had issued an unprecedented notice as a result of missile tests.

    Later on Thursday, Trump confirmed Flynn’s remarks, saying that Tehran was "formally PUT ON NOTICE for firing a ballistic missile."

    Media reports emerged on suggested that Iran conducted a medium-range ballistic missile test in late January.

    Later, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan confirmed Tehran had tested a new missile, according to local news agency Tasnim.

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