US accuses Iran of building missiles through satellite bid

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to exert more pressure on Iran.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vowed to exert more pressure on Iran.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (Feb 11) accused Iran of honing its ballistic missile skills through a satellite launch and vowed to exert more pressure.

"The United States will continue to build support around the world to confront the Iranian regime's reckless ballistic missile activity, and we will continue to impose enormous pressure on the regime to change its behaviour," Mr Pompeo said in a statement.