The rogue nation of Iran has once again violated the U.N. resolution barring the Islamic Republic from conducting ballistic missile testing which followed the Obama’s disastrous ‘Nuclear Deal.’
As clearly stated in U.N. resolution 2231, Iran is explicitly “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
Despite the unambiguous instruction not to conducted activities related to the development ballistics capable of carrying nuclear weaponry, Iranian defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan stated in September 2016 that the nation would disregard the resolution and start missile production anyway because he claims the Khorramshahr missile is not designed to carry a nuclear warhead.
Marking at least the second official violation of the resolution since the first ballistics test in July of 2016, Iran launched a Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile Sunday roughly 140 east of Tehran. The Khorramshahr missile reportedly flew 600 miles before exploding during the failed test.
President Trump on Sunday spoke with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, a conversation in which the two “agreed on the importance of rigorously enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and of addressing Iran’s destabilizing regional activities,” the White House said in a statement.
A ballistic missile launch could potentially fall under “destabilizing regional activities.”
The launch also comes a day before Jordan’s King Abdullah arrived in Washington for meetings with Vice President Pence and Defense Secretary Mattis.