U.S. Reviewing Reports of Iranian Ballistic Missile Test

Annual Military Parade in Iran
Fatemeh Bahrami—Anadolu Agency/Getty Images A vehicle carrying a missile system is driven past Iranian military commanders during an annual military parade, on Sept. 22, 2015, in the capital Tehran

Iran was banned from testing missiles by a U.N. Security Council resolution in 2010

The U.S. is investigating a possible ballistic missile test by Iran in late November, an act that, if proved true, would be in violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution.

“The U.S. is conducting a serious review of the reported incident,” U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Samantha Power said Tuesday, according to Reuters.

If reports that Iran launched a medium-range ballistic missile on Nov. 21 are confirmed, she added, the U.S. would seek appropriate action from the 15-member Security Council.

A resolution by the Council in 2010 banned Iran from testing missiles until a nuclear deal between the Middle Eastern nation and world powers — reached on July 14 this year — is implemented.


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