Israel Discloses More Iran Ballistic Missile Tests

Picture obtained from the Iranian ISNA news agency on December 16, 2009 shows the test-firing at an undisclosed location in Iran of an improved version of the Sejil 2 medium-range missile which the Islamic republic says can reach targets inside Israel. State television said Iran successfully test-fired the two-stage Sejil, …
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The Jerusalem Post reports: Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon informed the Security Council on Thursday that in January 2018 Iran had carried out two ballistic missile tests.

The missile launches, he emphasized, were in clear violation of Security Council Resolution 2231, which calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

“On 2 January 2018, Iran launched a Shahab-3 variant at the Cha-bahar firing range [in southeast Iran],” Danon claimed in a letter circulated to the 15-member Security Council. “On 5 January 2018, Iran launched a Scud variant from a firing range 110 km. northeast of Kerman. Both the Shahab-3 and Scud missiles are Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) category one ballistic missiles, capable of delivering a nuclear payload of 500 kilograms for a range of over 300 kilometers.”

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