Iran conducts first ballistic missile test since Trump took office

Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a military parade in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini just outside Tehr

Iran conducts first ballistic missile test since Trump took office

Iran conducted a ballistic missile test in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, USA officials told Fox News on Monday.

The launch occurred about 140 miles east of Tehran, the capital of Iran, at a test site near Semnan.

The test is an apparent violation of United Nations Security Council resolution that calls on Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons".

A medium-range ballistic missile was tested on Sunday in Iran and exploded after 630 miles, a USA official said on Monday.

Iran has conducted at least five ballistic missile tests since signing the nuclear pact.

Tehran, however, has said such tests are not illegal because they are not meant to carry nuclear warheads.

"We are aware that Iran fired that missile".

Such a launch would be a violation of a United Nations resolution that was passed last summer after the landmark nuclear agreement, which prohibits Iran from testing missiles of any kind for eight years.

"They also agreed on the importance of rigorously enforcing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran and of addressing Iran's destabilizing regional activities."

Launching a ballistic missile could fall under "destabilizing regional activities".

Iranian defense minister Brig.

Republicans argued that Iran would not follow through with its end of the deal.

'I will meet President Trump in Washington soon, and among the issues I will address, is the need to renew the sanctions against Iran, ' Netanyahu wrote on Facebook on Monday. Iran's aggression should not be ignored'.

But it's the country's second such test since July.

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