Iran carried out failed missile test, US says

Test could amount to violation of UN Resolution 2231

Iran carried out failed missile test, US says

World Bulletin / News Desk

 Iran carried out a medium-range ballistic missile test over the weekend, a Pentagon official confirmed to Anadolu Agency on Monday. 

The official declined to detail the location of the test, or what type of missile was fired, but said it failed upon re-entry. 

If confirmed, the Iranian test could amount to a violation of UN Resolution 2231, which calls on Tehran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapon," according to the Security Council. 

The resolution's parameters went into effect in 2015 and extend for eight years thereafter. 

The White House said it is looking into the "exact nature" of the test, and it is "aware that Iran fired that missile".

Iran has disputed whether a test in July of a similar missile ran afoul of the UN resolution, saying that the missile tested then is not designed to carry a nuclear payload. 

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he would discuss the "blatant violation" during his upcoming meeting with President Donald Trump on Feb. 15.

He said in a Facebook post he would discuss renewing sanctions on Iran during the meeting. 


Güncelleme Tarihi: 31 Ocak 2017, 07:40