Israel to Demand Iran Be Punished for Missile Tests

A long-range Qadr ballistic missile is launched in the Alborz mountain range in northern Iran on March 9, 2016

The Times of Israel reports:

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered Israeli diplomats to demand that world powers punish Iran for its recent ballistic missile launches, his office said on Saturday.

Netanyahu “instructed the foreign ministry to contact the P5+1 countries and demand that immediate punitive measures be taken in the wake of Iran’s repeated and gross violations on the missiles issue,” it said in an English-language statement.

“This is an important step in and of itself and is also a test of the major powers in enforcing the nuclear agreement,” it added

An agreement between Iran and the permanent five members of the UN Security Council plus Germany (P5+1) lifts international sanctions in return for Tehran ensuring that its nuclear program remains purely for civilian use.

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