Just as the rogue nation did free of consequence back on October 10th, Iran has once again violated the recently implement nuclear deal.
This latest test of the Iranian Ghadr-110 missile is a direct violation of at least two United Nations Security Council resolutions which expressly forbid Iran from testing ballistics capable carrying nuclear warheads. The news broke after a senior U.S. official told Fox News that Iran had tested the medium-range missile back on November 21st near the port city of Chabahar which borders Pakistan.
According to the report, the Ghadr-110 is a modified version of the Shahab 3 missile and is similar to the one tested on October 1oth.
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 October launch. “After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on October 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.”
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.
Just days after Tehran and six world powers signed the nuclear accord that would curtail Iran’s nuclear program, the U.N. passed resolution 2231, which compels Iran to refrain from any work on ballistic missiles for 8 years. UNSCR 1929 was passed in 2010 and bans Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests.
The international community expressed its discontent with Iran’s October missile test, but it is not clear whether the latest test will elicit more sanctions.
This story is developing, we will continue to update as new details surface.