Thursday, February 9, 2017

Iran conducts yet another missile test

Iran is continuing to test missiles in defiance of UN resolutions and American sanctions.
The latest test came on Wednesday, Fox Newsreported, and took place at the Semnan launch pad, east of Tehran, the same place where Iran conducted a previous ballistic missile test last month.

The missile used in Wednesday's launch was a short-range Mersad surface-to-air missile, which impacted 35 miles away, a U.S. official told the news network.

Earlier this week, the Iranian government test fired five Sayyad (Hunter) surface-to-air missiles during military exercises.

In late January, Iran conducted a ballistic missile test, also at the Semnan launch pad, which is located about 140 miles east of Tehran.

Following that ballistic missile test, President Donald Trump’s administration imposed new sanctions on 25 individuals and companies connected to Iran's ballistic missile program and those providing support to the Revolutionary Guard Corps' Qods Force.

On Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence warned Iran not to test the administration's patience.
“Iran would do well not to test the resolve of this new president,” said Pence, adding that Iran should “think twice about their continued hostile and belligerent actions.” READ MORE