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Iran conducts ballistic missile test in violation of UN ban

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Written on January 30, 2017 at 3:23 pm by kalel at The Conservative Papers

Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in violation of a binding UN Security Council resolution, Trump Administration officials told Fox News Monday.

The launch took place Sunday at a well-known test site outside the city of Semnan, approximately 140 miles east of Tehran.

According to the officials, the test was of a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile, which flew 600 miles before exploding in a failed reentry test.

UN Security Council resolution 2231, which passed several days after the signing of the Iran nuclear agreement, prohibits Iran from carrying out ballistic missile tests.

Iran claims that the missile launches are not in violation of the Security Council resolution because the missiles are not designed to carry nuclear warheads.

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu responded on his Facebook page to the report that Iran had test-fired a ballistic missile in violation of a UN Security Council resolution.

The Prime Minister wrote: “Iran has launched a ballistic missile again. This is a flagrant violation of a UN Security Council resolution. At my upcoming meeting with President Trump in Washington, I intend to raise the renewal of sanctions against Iran in this context and in other contexts. Iranian aggression must not go unanswered.”

This article is republished with permission from our friends at The Conservative Papers.

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