By: Zack Duvall
Iranian officials have once again violated multiple international resolutions put in place in order to cease its continued development of weapons capable of delivering nuclear payloads.
The new violation comes in the form of yet another ballistic missile test by the terror-sponsoring regime while the U.S. and its partners in the UN passed another round of sanctions against Tehran.
The news of the successful test by the Iranian military came from official statements aired on state-run media outlets by Iranian leaders who say that the test was of the country’s Khorramshahr missile, a missile capable of delivering numerous potential variants of warheads, to include nuclear tipped payloads.
“You are seeing images of the successful test of the Khorramshahr ballistic missile with a range of 2,000 km (1,200 miles), the latest missile of our country.” The state media report said.
Britain’s Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, took to social media to voice the UK’s concern over the test, just one of the world leaders to do so on Saturday.
“Extremely concerned by reports of Iran’s missile test, which is inconsistent with UN resolution 2231. Call on Iran to halt provocative acts.” Johnson wrote in a post on Twitter early Saturday.
President Trump took time during his speech to the UN this week to address the failing Iran nuclear deal and called the agreement an “embarrassment to America” and vowed to revisit the deal in light of recent Iranian violations of the “spirit” of the deal, and according to many analysts, the very deal itself.
Statements by virtually all officials in Tehran after the test included promises to not be deterred by “American intervention” and to continue with further tests despite international outcry.
“On the path to improve our country’s defensive capacity we will certainly not be the least affected by any threats and we won’t ask anyone’s permission.” Iran’s Foreign Minister, Brigadier General Amir Hatami told reporters during a press conference about the missile test.
The UN Security Council is set to hold a meeting this week to discuss the new provocation by the Iranians although no immediate response by the international body has been made clear.