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Pompeo: Iran’s testing of medium range ballistic missile violates UNSCR 2231

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stressed Saturday Iran’s testing of a medium range ballistic missile “capable of carrying multiple warheads” violates UN Security Council Resolution 2231, noting Tehran’s “missile testing and missile proliferation is growing.

“The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads. The missile has a range that allows it to strike parts of Europe and anywhere in the Middle East,” Pompeo said in a statement.

He stressed that “this test violates UN Security Council resolution 2231 that bans Iran from undertaking “any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.” He added “as we have been warning for some time, Iran’s missile testing and missile proliferation is growing.

“We are accumulating risk of escalation in the region if we fail to restore deterrence,” Pompeo warned.

“We condemn these activities, and call upon Iran to cease immediately all activities related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons,” he remarked.

Source: Kuwait News Agency