News Iran Tests 2nd Ballistic Missile In Defiance Of UN Resolutions

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    Iran tests another mid-range ballistic missile in breach of UN resolutions | Fox News
    EXCLUSIVE: Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday.

    Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman.


    The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November is an improved version of the Shahab 3, and is similar to the precision guided missile tested by Iran on Oct. 10, which elicited strong condemnation from members of the U.N. Security Council.

    “The United States is deeply concerned about Iran's recent ballistic missile launch," Samantha Power, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., said in a statement after the last Iranian ballistic missile test in October.

    President Obama mentioned the Iranian missile test during a press conference on Oct. 16 and said the United States was preparing to brief the U.N. sanctions committee. He added that it would not derail the nuclear deal.

    "I think what we'll be doing is we'll review, as we have in the past, any violations of U.N. resolutions, and we'll deal with them much as we have in the past," Obama said of the October incident.

    A senior administration official told Fox News on Monday the White House
    was "aware" of reports of the missile test, but had "no further comment
    at this time."

    Iran appears to be in a race against the clock to improve the accuracy of its ballistic missile arsenal in the wake of the nuclear agreement signed in July.

    One day after Tehran and six world powers signed that nuclear accord, the UN passed resolution 2231, which compels Iran to refrain from any work on ballistic missiles for 8 years. UN Security Council Resolution 1929 was passed in 2010 and bans Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests.

    The Security Council is still debating how to respond to Iran's last test in October.


    Jennifer Griffin currently serves as a national security correspondent for FOX News Channel . She joined FNC in October 1999 as a Jerusalem-based correspondent.

    Lucas Tomlinson is the Pentagon and State Department producer for Fox News Channel. You can follow him on Twitter: @LucasFoxNews
     
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    Didnt obama just make some sort of deal with them?
     
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    Fox News? :giggle:
     
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    Way to go Obama! You will go down in history like Chamberlin and the Nazis.
     
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    A wimp and a blimp.
     
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    Well luckily America's military is all rested and ready for yet another war in the desert
     
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    I have a friend who has been to Iran at least 20 times for business. She has never encountered any problems whatsoever. The younger generation of Iranians will save that country...they all want peace. Iran is fucked up for sure, but it also the most western country in the middle east.