US and allies want UN to put a stop to Iran's missile tests, call the launches 'provocative'

United Nations: The United States and three allies are calling for a Security Council meeting to respond to Iran's recent ballistic missile tests which they say were carried out in defiance of a UN resolution.

A report from the US, France, Britain and Germany obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press calls the launches "destabilizing and provocative" and says the Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile and Qiam-1 short-range ballistic missile that were fired are "inherently capable of delivering nuclear weapons."

Representational image. AP

Representational image. AP

A Security Council resolution adopted after the Iran nuclear deal was signed last year calls for Iran not to launch any ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.

When the Iranian test-firings were raised in the council on 14 March, Russia said the launches were not a violation, which makes council action unlikely.



Updated Date: Mar 30, 2016 08:38 AM

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