According to state media sources, Iran tested nine of its long and medium range missiles in July which are capable of reaching bases in Israel and the US. These activities aggravated the prevailing tension between Iran and Israel over the former's nuclear program which, according to sources in Tehran, is not for developing weapons but for electricity. The US has condemned Iran for its latest weapons-testing. Following Iran's testing of missiles, the French energy giant Total has pulled out of its earlier plans of a gas deal with Iran, claiming the investment to be risky. The firm had planned to develop gas fields in the south of the country earlier. This will be a major blow to Iran's energy industry.