The Revolutionary Guards official’s comment came after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s assertion earlier this month that Iran had test-fired a missile capable of carrying multiple warheads and reaching the Middle East and Europe ,Trend reports citing Reuters. “We will continue our missile tests and this recent action was an important test,” Guards aerospace division head Amirali Hajizadeh was quoted as saying by the semi-official Fars news agency. “The reaction of the Americans shows that this test was very important for them and that’s why they were shouting,” he added, without specifying what type of missile had been tested. The U.N. Security Council met last week to discuss the test, which the United States, Britain and France said flouted U.N. restrictions on Tehran’s military program. U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program in May and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. He … [Read more...] about Iran confirms missile test in defiance of U.S.
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Iran says it test-fires up to 50 missiles a year. A senior Iranian commander confirmed Tuesday that Tehran has recently carried out a ballistic missile test. “We will continue to conduct our missile tests and this latest one was particularly significant,” Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)’s Aerospace Division, said. Last week, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has accused Tehran of violating UN Security Council resolution 2231 by test-firing a medium-range ballistic missile. “The U.S. reaction shows how important this matter is for them,” Ali Hajizadeh said. Without giving details about the type of the tested missile, the Iranian commander said the Islamic Republic test-fires up to 50 missiles a year. In May, the U.S. unilaterally withdrew from a 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran and imposed two rounds of sanctions on Tehran. UN resolution 2231 bans Iran from testing … [Read more...] about Iran confirms ballistic missile test
YEREVAN, DECEMBER 11, ARMENPRESS. The Iranian military has confirmed it has conducted test fires of ballistic missiles. Commander of the Iranian air force General Amir Ali Khachizade said the latest test fire “had important significance”, according to Fars news agency. He said Iran is conducting 40-50 test fires yearly. Earlier the Iranian military had said it doesn’t need anyone’s permission to carry out the test fires. The statement came after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iran’s latest missile tests violated the UNSC 2231 resolution. Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan … [Read more...] about Iran confirms conducting ballistic missile test fires
The United States is pressing the European Union to consider economic sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles, a senior US official said on Tuesday (4 December), warning of a wider regional conflict if Tehran’s ambitions remain unchecked. Iran’s test of a ballistic missile this month alarmed the West and France called it a destabilising act, but the EU is focused on protecting the 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran that US President Donald Trump pulled out of in May. The UN Security Council will meet behind closed doors on Tuesday (4 December) at the request of France and Britain after they accused Iran of test-firing a medium-range missile at the weekend, diplomats said. “We would like to see the European Union pass sanctions that would designate the people and the organisations that are facilitating Iran’s missile testing and missile proliferation,” Brian Hook, Washington’s special representative for Iran, told … [Read more...] about EU should sanction Iran over missile tests, US says
The US official condemned the ballistic missile test and called on Iran to immediately stop reported activities assuming that Iran's missile testing and missile proliferation was growing. READ MORE: Iran Fires Missiles at Terrorists in Syria Over Parade Attack — Reports © AP Photo/ Sepahnews via APTehran: Iran Sent US 'Signal' as Syria Missile Strike Was Mere Miles Away From American TroopsThe US secretary's comments come after US Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said on Thursday that the US wanted the European Union to impose sanctions on Iran suggesting that it would help avoid a regional conflict caused by alleged missile proliferation. He also suggested that the missiles that Tehran has been proliferating were capable of reaching Europe. Washington has been repeatedly accusing Iran of trying to gain influence in the Middle East. Thus, US President Donald Trump has listed … [Read more...] about Pompeo Accuses Iran of Ballistic Missile Test Launch, Violating UNSC Ban