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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran ballistic missile test
The UN Security Council will hold urgent talks Tuesday on Iran’s test-firing of a medium-range missile said capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, diplomats said.
The United States requested the emergency consultations after the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations called for council action.
“In light of Iran’s January 29 launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, the United States has requested urgent consultations of the Security Council,” the US mission said in a statement.
The talks on Iran will follow a meeting on Syria scheduled for 10:00 a.m.
Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon said the test of the 4,000 kilometer range (2,500 miles) ballistic missile violated UN resolutions that bar Iran from launching ballistic missiles that could have a nuclear capability.
“The international community must not bury its head in the sand in the face of this Iranian aggression,” said Danon. READ MORE