UN Security Council to meet on Iranian missile test

UN to discuss Iranian test of multi-warhead ballistic missile in violation of Security Council resolutions.

Gary Willig,

Nikki Haley
Nikki Haley
Reuters

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley condemned the Iranian test of a multi-warhead ballistic missile capable of striking Europe in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.

“Iran’s recent ballistic missile test was dangerous and concerning, but not surprising. The United States has repeatedly warned the world about Iran’s deliberate efforts to destabilize the Middle East and defy international norms. The international community cannot keep turning a blind eye every time Iran blatantly ignores Security Council resolutions. If the Security Council is serious about holding Iran accountable and enforcing our resolutions, then at a minimum we should be able to deliver a unanimous condemnation of this provocative missile test,” said Ambassador Haley.

The US welcomed the initiative of the United Kingdom and France to raise the issue for discussion at the Security Council, which will meet on the Iranian missile test later today,

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo revealed the missile test on Saturday.

Pompeo said in a statement that Iran had fired the missile, capable of carrying multiple warheads, and that the test was in violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231 -- which calls on Iran to refrain from “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”


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