Israel Calls On UN To Punish Iran For Missile Tests

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Omid Vahabzadeh/Fars News Agency, via Associated Press

The New York Times reports:  Israel called on the United Nations Security Council on Monday to punish Iran for testing missiles capable of reaching Israel, which the Israelis said was a sign that the Iranians could not be trusted to honor the nuclear agreement reached last year.

“Iran’s interests can no longer be hidden,” the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, told reporters as the Council met in a private session, at the request of the United States, to discuss last week’s missile tests.

Mr. Danon brought with him a photograph of an Iranian missile that appeared to be inscribed with the phrase “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth” in Persian and Hebrew.

The provenance of that photograph, which appeared to be the same as one published by Iran’s Fars news agency, has not been confirmed. Fars, which is associated with Iran’s hard-line Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has been known to digitally alter photographs of missiles, and other official Iranian news media have not disseminated the image.

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