US urges UN to condemn Iran missile test

SpaceDaily.com reports: “The United States on Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to condemn Iran for carrying out a ballistic missile test, describing the launch as dangerous and a violation of a UN resolution.

The council met behind closed doors at the request of France and Britain which, along with the United States, have accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile on Saturday.

France and Britain maintain that missile launches are inconsistent with the UN resolution that endorsed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal while the United States has taken a harder stance and views them as an outright violation.

‘Iran’s recent ballistic missile test was dangerous and concerning, but not surprising,’ US Ambassador Nikki Haley said in a statement.

‘The international community cannot keep turning a blind eye every time Iran blatantly ignores Security Council resolutions…”

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