IM Issue 100 – April 2016

Israel: Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program Must Be Stopped

Israel has slammed Iran’s recent tests of long-range missiles saying they were a “clear violation” of UN Security Council resolutions and raised questions about the Islamic Republic’s commitment to last July’s nuclear deal with six western powers. In a statement, the Foreign Ministry said the missiles that were tested could carry a nuclear warhead and were capable of hitting Israel and much of the Middle East. “The missile launches represent a clear violation of Security Council Resolution 2231, which adopted the nuclear deal between Iran and world powers,” it said. “The decision bars Iran from firing missiles that have the capability to carry a nuclear warhead — which are precisely the missiles they fired.” That Iran is developing missiles that are suited for nuclear warfare “raises a big question about Iran’s intentions to comply fully with its part of the nuclear deal,” it added.

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