According to recently released reports Iran tested a mid-range ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead and flying in the face of a U.N. resolution.
The tested missile was the precision guided Ghadr-110 which has a range of 1,200 miles and is an improvement on the Shahab 3.
The two resolutions violated were resolution 2231, signed after the Iran nuclear deal which tells Iran to stop all work on ballistic missiles for 8 years and U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929 which band all ballistic testing by Iran.
The tests are receiving a strong backlash and further prove Iran to be dangerously untrustworthy.
From Fox News:
Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday.
Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Balochistan province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman.
The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November is an improved version of the Shahab 3, and is similar to the precision guided missile tested by Iran on Oct. 10, which elicited strong condemnation from members of the U.N. Security Council.
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