In violation of the ban, Iran shows off nuke-capable missiles as U.S. pressures Europe to take a tougher line…
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has warned that Tehran fired projectiles that can deliver multiple nuclear warheads throughout the Middle East and parts of Europe.
Pompeo said that the missile test violated United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which was adopted as part of the 2015 nuclear deal curbing Iran’s nuclear program and bans Iranian tests of nuclear-capable ballistic weapons.
U.S. Confirms Iran Successfully Fired Nuclear Capable Missiles — In violation of ban, Tehran shows off nuke-capable missiles as U.S. pressures Europe to take tougher line https://t.co/WYkFGEM06h
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“As we have been warning for some time, Iran’s missile testing and missile proliferation is growing. We are accumulating risk of escalation in the region if we fail to restore deterrence. We condemn these activities, and call upon Iran to cease immediately all activities related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.”
Senior U.S. officials confirmed early Monday that Iran has successfully test-fired multiple nuclear-capable missiles in violation of United Nations restrictions on such activity, drawing a fierce reaction from the Trump administration, which will pressure European leaders this week to take immediate action aimed at countering Iran’s latest military moves.
Refuting Iranian claims that its illicit missile tests are defensive in nature, Trump administration Iran envoy Brian Hook vowed tough reprisals for Iran’s most recent missile tests, which are among the most provocative in recent memory.
“Iran has launched missiles that are capable of carrying multiple warheads, including a nuclear weapon,” Hook confirmed to the Washington Free Beacon while talking to reporters aboard Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s airplane en route to Brussels for NATO meetings.
The Iranian ballistic missile test comes on the heels of new evidence unearthed by the United States tying Tehran to the proliferation of advanced weaponry and missiles across the Middle East, including in Yemen, where Iranian-backed rebels continue to attack a Saudi coalition seeking to stem the violence. More
Barack Obama gave them the green light and then the money to do all this. This is what happened because Obama gave them the fissionable material, the firing mechanism and 200 billion in cash to take care of the incidentals.
Just another mess Obama has left for the entire world. Thanks, Obama… You own this!
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Hmmm. Those pallets of cash delivered to Iran by Obama have been put to use…
— Whotnaught (@whotnaught) December 4, 2018