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.