Iran’s Revolutionary Guards conduct ballistic missile test


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A French source confirmed that if reports of these tests prove accurate, Iran would be in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “The design by Iran of missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons would contravene UN Security Council resolution 2231 which calls on Iran to abstain from all activity in this field,” the source added.

 

However, the White House stressed that the test did not violate the nuclear agreement Tehran signed with world powers. The US State Department says it is aware of the launches and is closely following reports.

 

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obama administration was still reviewing whether it would be necessary to raise the issue of the tests before the United Nations Security Council.

 

The test happened two months after the United States sanctioned businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.

A French source confirmed that if reports of these tests prove accurate, Iran would be in violation of UN Security Council resolutions. “The design by Iran of missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons would contravene UN Security Council resolution 2231 which calls on Iran to abstain from all activity in this field,” the source added.

 

However, the White House stressed that the test did not violate the nuclear agreement Tehran signed with world powers. The US State Department says it is aware of the launches and is closely following reports.

 

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the Obama administration was still reviewing whether it would be necessary to raise the issue of the tests before the United Nations Security Council.

 

The test happened two months after the United States sanctioned businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4775901,00.html

Iran defies US, conducts ballistic missile tests


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Iranian state news announced on Tuesday that Iran’s military had conducted a series of ballistic missile tests.

The Islamic Republic is prohibited from developing new ballistic missile systems and the US in January declared a new set of sanctions targeting Iranian missile programs. Last year’s nuclear deal also restricts Iran’s ability to acquire ballistic missiles, as does United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

None of these restrictions, however, have stopped the Iranian regime from aggressively pursuing missile programs including purchases of Russian S-300 and S-400 heavy surface-to-air missiles and the development of new domestically-produced ballistic missiles.

Last month the Iranian Defense Ministry announced that the Emad (“Pillar”) intermediate range ballistic missile system was entering mass production.

The Emad missile, which was initially tested in October of last year, drew condemnation from the United States. Capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the Emad missile has a range of 1,700 kilometers, giving the Iranian regime the ability to strike Israel.

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209093#.Vt9JXJwrLIV

 

Iran conducts fresh ballistic missile tests: Report


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Iran said on Tuesday its armed forces had conducted new ballistic missile tests to demonstrate “deterrent power” and the country`s “all-out readiness to confront threats” against its territorial integrity.

The announcement was carried by the official IRNA news agency, describing a military drill in which “ballistic missiles were fired from silos” in different parts of the country.

Washington imposed new sanctions over Iran`s missile programme in January almost immediately after separate sanctions related to Iran`s nuclear programme had been lifted.

http://zeenews.india.com/news/world/iran-conducts-fresh-ballistic-missile-tests-report_1863550.html

 

Iran fires ballistic missiles, testing U.N. resolution


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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, state television said, challenging a United Nations resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States.

Two months ago, Washington imposed sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.

U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington would review the incident and, if it is confirmed, raise it in the U.N. Security Council and press for an “appropriate response”.

A U.N. resolution calls on Iran not to test any missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

“We also continue to aggressively apply our unilateral tools to counter threats from Iran’s missile program,” Toner added, in a possible reference to additional sanctions.

http://news.yahoo.com/iran-revolutionary-guards-conduct-ballistic-missile-test-isna-082227425.html

Iran ‘conducts new ballistic missile tests’


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The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement that the tests demonstrated the country’s “deterrent power”.

US officials said that if the reports were confirmed, they would raise the matter at the UN Security Council.

In January, the US imposed sanctions targeting Iran’s missile programme in response to the last round of tests.

UN experts said those tests had violated a Security Council resolution.

Resolution 1929, which barred Iran from undertaking any work on ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, was terminated after a nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers was implemented two months ago. A new resolution, 2231, then came into force that “calls upon” Iran not to undertake such activity.

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35752974

Iran launches ballistic missiles during military exercise


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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard launched several ballistic missiles in recent days as part of a military exercise showing off the rogue nation’s power, the official IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday.

The missiles launched today appeared to have a short range of 180-250 miles, not viewed as the same threat as the November launch of medium-range ballistic missiles, first reported by Fox News late last year.

Today’s launch would not violate Iran’s nuclear deal signed with the U.S. but does breach a U.N. security council resolution, officials tell Fox News. That resolution bars Iran from working on any ballistic missiles

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2016/03/08/iran-launches-ballistic-missiles-during-military-exercise-despite-nuke-deal.html