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Fox News: Iran Tested Ballistic Missile In Violation Of UN Resolutions

The Ghadr-110 missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead

• December 7, 2015 5:02 pm

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Iran has once again tested a mid-range ballistic missile in an apparent breach of United Nations Security Council resolutions forbidding them from doing so, according to Fox News.

"Iran has carried out a new medium-ranged ballistic missile test, and that missile they say, is capable of carrying a nuclear weapon," Shepherd Smith announced Monday afternoon. "This is a breach of not one but two U.N. Security Council resolutions."

U.S. officials told the news organization on Sunday the test was held Nov. 21 in the port city of Chabahar near the country’s southern border with Pakistan. The missile test occurred at a well-known site by the Gulf of Oman.

The missile, called the Ghadr-110, has a range up to 1,200 miles and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

Just one month prior, Iran similarly tested a missile on Oct. 10 called the Shabab 3. After the missile launch, the U.N. strongly condemned the Ayatollah’s actions and the U.S. expressed concern.

"The United States is deeply concerned about Iran's recent ballistic missile launch," Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., said in response to the October launch test. "After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on Oct. 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon."

President Obama, however, said the matter would be dealt with in a similar manner to any other U.N. resolution violation. The dismissive tone used by the president drew the ire of many of his detractors in Washington. Obama did not let the October missile test deter him from pursuing the publicly unpopular nuclear agreement he signed with the Ayatollah and other world leaders

Iran’s motivation for the missile test is considered to be directly related to the Iran Nuclear Agreement the country signed in June.

With the October missile test still under review, it is unlikely there will be any immediate consequences, such as more sanctions, taken against the rogue nation responsible for sponsoring terrorism.

Published under: Iran, Missile Defense, Nuclear Iran