Iran reportedly tests ballistic missile, defying UN resolution

 

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon (pictured) called on the international community to respond to Iran's latest "aggression." Credit: Marc Israel Sellem/POOL/Flash90.

(JNS.org) Iran conducted a ballistic missile test Sunday that appears to violate a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials reportedly said.

Iran launched the Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile at a well-known test site out of the city of Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, Fox News reported. The missile flew about 600 miles before exploding in an apparent failed test of a reentry vehicle.

U.N. Resolution 2231, which was put in place after the nuclear deal between world powers and Iran was signed in July 2015, forbids the Islamic Republic from conducting ballistic missile tests for eight years.

Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon called on the international community to respond to Iran’s latest "aggression."

"Iran has once again defied Security Council resolutions and revealed its true intentions. The international community must not bury its head in the sand in the face of this Iranian aggression," Danon said.

"The Security Council members must act immediately in response to these Iranian actions which endanger not only Israel, but the entire Middle East," he added.

Posted on January 30, 2017 .