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FEBRUARY 3, 2017
Iran said on Wednesday it had test-fired a new ballistic missile, prompting a tough response from a senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump. Iran's defense minister said the test did not breach the Islamic Republic's nuclear agreement with world powers or a U.N. Security Council resolution endorsing the pact, Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles since the nuclear deal in 2015, but the latest test was the first since Trump entered the White House. Trump said during his election campaign that he would stop Iran's missile program.
Trump's national security adviser, Michael
Flynn, said the United States was putting Iran on notice over its "destabilizing
activity" after it fired the missile. Flynn said the missile launch
defied the U.N. resolution that called on Iran not to undertake any activity
related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear
weapons. A U.S. official said Iran had test-launched a medium-range
ballistic missile on Sunday and it exploded after traveling 630 miles (1,010
The Security Council held an emergency meeting on Tuesday and recommended the missile testing be studied at committee level. The new U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, called the test "unacceptable". Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Tuesday that Tehran would never use its ballistic missiles to attack another country.
Trump's warning is not like Obama's - he means
what he says. Iran better listen very carefully - they will suffer
for their action.