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Iran’s test of a ballistic missile “absolutely unacceptable” – America


The suspected weekend test of a ballistic missile of Iran “absolutely unacceptable” and vowed “to do whatever it takes to protect the American people and the people across the world,”  called United States U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley on Tuesday (Jan 31).

“Iran did have a missile launch, a medium-sized missile launch test, on January 29th, on Sunday. That is absolutely unacceptable, and we wanted to bring that, and we wanted to do it urgently,” Haley told reporters after the meeting.

“What we need them to know is that Security Council Resolution 2231 means something,” Haley said.

The resolution, ratified in a July 2015 accord between Iran and six world powers, under which it scaled back its nuclear program to defuse concerns it could be used to make atomic bombs, provided Tehran relief from crippling economic sanctions

Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif neither confirmed nor denied a missile launch. He added that Tehran would never use its ballistic missiles to attack another country and that its missile tests are not part of a nuclear accord with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the deal.

“The United States is not naive. We are not going to stand by. You will see us call them out as we said we would. And you’re also going to see us act accordingly. We are committed to making sure that they understand this is not anything we will ever accept,” Haley said.

The United Nations Security Council scheduled “urgent consultations” to discuss what a U.S. official said was Iran’s weekend test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile.