UN: Iran Missile Tests “Not Consistent” with Nuclear Deal


Iran’s ballistic missile launches “are not consistent with the constructive spirit” of the nuclear deal between Tehran and world powers, but it is up to the Security Council to decide if they violated a resolution, UN chief Ban Ki-moon said in a report seen by Reuters.

Iran is still subject to a UN arms embargo and other restrictions. Under the UN resolution, Iran is “called upon” to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years.

“I call upon Iran to refrain from conducting such ballistic missile launches since they have the potential to increase tensions in the region,” Ban wrote in his first bi-annual report to the Security Council on the implementation of remaining sanctions and restrictions.



  1. Wonder what they think of Iran painting “Israel must be wiped off the face of the Earth” on the test rockets? Well, even this ultra-mild disapproval is more than I expected from the U.N.


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