Shortly after the signing of the Iran nuclear deal, U.N. resolution 2231 was put in place to bar Iran from testing ballistic missiles for a period of 8 years.
Unfortunately, the resolution is proving to be meaningless as Iran conducted a ballistic missile test on Sunday — its second such test since July.
According to U.S. officials, the medium-range ballistic missile was launched from a test site 140 miles east of Tehran. It traveled 600 miles before exploding, in what was a failed test.
As a result of Iran’s defiance, the U.N. Security Council will hold an emergency meeting today. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is expected to be at the meeting.
Israeli U.N. Ambassador Danny Dannon called for the Security Council to “act immediately in response to these Iranian actions which endanger not only Israel but the entire Middle East.”
According to the U.N. resolution, Iran is “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
Unfortunately, Obama’s infamous nuclear deal with Iran does not include language that restricts Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests. Thus, the Iranians claim the recent ballistic tests are legitimate because they are not designed to carry a nuclear warhead.
The comments from Iran are hard to believe considering Iran is the world’s biggest sponsor of terrorism.
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