U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power says Iran’s recent ballistic missile test was “a clear violation” of U.N. sanctions.
Power said Friday that after reviewing available information, the United States has confirmed that the medium-range ballistic missile launched on Oct. 10 was “inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon.”
She said this violated a U.N. Security Council resolution banning such launches.
Power said the United States is preparing a report to the council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran.
“The Security Council prohibition on Iran’s ballistic missile activities, as well as the arms embargo, remain in place and we will continue to press the Security Council for an appropriate response to Iran’s disregard for its international obligations,” she said in a statement.
SOURCE: The Associated Press