The White House said there are “strong indications” that Iran’s test of a new ballistic missile has violated a UN Security Council resolution.

White House press secretary, Josh Earnest said that such violations are “nothing new”. Earnest said the Iranians have “almost serially” violated international concerns about the country’s ballistic missile programme.

The missile, Emad, is an Iranian designed intermediate range ballistic missile with a claimed range of 2,500 km and 1,750 kg payload. The missile was revealed by Brigadier General Hossein Dehghan earlier this month.

On the missile’s accuracy, Israeli defence engineer and analyst Uzi Rubin said:

“The Emad represents a major leap in terms of accuracy. It has an advanced guidance and control system in its nose cone”.

The issue is to be raised at the United Nations Security Council to let the body determine whether or not Iran violated any international resolution.

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David H Lewis

How long before Israel puts these systems ‘beyond use’?

John Stewart

the yanks are keeping them on a leash, and isreal is getting fed up

Art Vandelay

One would hope Israel has a plan/capability. Meantime, what is the Western ‘community’ going to do ?

Jun Nacario Baguio

rogue nations improved their war offense capability while obama remain silent…russia a threat to nato countries, while china encroachment to south asian sea…

Ross Hendrie

I thought this sort of thing was supposed to have been halted by a treaty with the Americans? ??

John Stewart

the yanks got screwed

Art Vandelay

Too parochial. Where was the rest of the West during these negotiations ? President Obama is indeed very bad news, but the Europeans’ response was…what ?

Ross Hendrie

The Europeans’ response was to ignore the situation and hope it will go away. Aka their usual response to trouble.

John Stewart

obama has head in ass

UK Defence Journal

What?

John Stewart

he though Iran was going to fallow the treaty, when every one knows they wont

Julien Dixon

I dont think the Iranians care if they breach them or not. We now have Iranian ground troops fighting in Syria with Russian Air Support. They are gaining ground and getting the Russians as allies. I doubt even Israel would step in and do anything in Iran.

Charles Hess

What the heck May have breached mean?? Guess because it didn’t have a nuclear warhead and didn’t destroy anything makes a difference?

Art Vandelay

No worries. US Sec of State Kerry will labor hard to rationalize this, and it won’t even be deemed a technical violation.

Rodney Agnew

Obama will let them off the hook.

David Bryant

Why am I not surprised