Tehran Will Never Make Nuclear-Capable Missiles - Iranian Foreign Ministry

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

Qassemi addressed all the countries that have closed their eyes to the realities and the transparent and stabilizing policies of Iran by raising these wild assumptions and groundless excuses, and urged them not to sacrifice regional and global peace, stability, and security for the goals of others who think Iran's constructive relations with regional and world countries are against their unilateralist policies and excessive demands.

He said the test violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorsed the Iran nuclear deal signed by world powers with the Islamic republic.

Pompeo's speech marks the latest attempt by a Trump official to place the president's decisions into a coherent policy plan, after visits to Brussels by his vice president and other senior US officials.

Resolution 2231 was the Security Council's consecration of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action which the Trump administration removed the US from in May.

Hook said Iran's tests violated UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that enshrined the nuclear accord and he called on Tehran to stop all its ballistic missile-related activities created to carry nuclear weapons.

Tehran has neither denied nor confirmed the missile launch.

"Iran is one of the world's powers in this field and in addition to military and security use, including on the borders of the country, it has economic benefit and civilian use, such as explorations, discoveries and cloud fertility", he said.

"This is inconsistent behaviour with (resolution) 2231 and it concerns the council", British Ambassador Karen Pierce told reporters ahead of the meeting.

Refuting Iranian claims that its illicit missile tests are defensive in nature, Trump administration Iran envoy Brian Hook vowed tough reprisals for Iran's most recent missile tests, which are among the most provocative in recent memory.

His remarks were backed up by the United Kingdom representative on the EU's political and security committee, Paul Johnston, who said it was important to address the breadth of the Iranian challenge, and added that "important discussions would be held at the European Union foreign affairs council on December 10". "Iran's continued testing and proliferation of ballistic missiles shows that the Iran deal has not moderated the Iranian regime as some had hoped".

Operation Northern Shield is taking place on the Israeli side of the joint border.

Help us grow and continue telling Israel's story to the world. In a statement issued in connection with the closed meeting, the Islamic Republic's diplomatic mission to the United Nations stressed that "all ballistic missile related activities of Iran are in full conformity with the relevant provisions of resolution 2231".

"When you see tunnels in Lebanon, it's connected to ballistic missile tests". Those launches came a week after an assault by militants on an Iranian military parade in the southern city of Ahvaz killed 25 people. "Iran is funding all of those terrorist activities", Danon said.

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