Israel: Iran Missile Test a Provocation to U.S., Allies

The Associated Press
The Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports:  Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Saturday called an Iranian test of a missile that could reach Israel a “provocation” to the United States and a threat to the entire free world.

Earlier in the day, Iran said it had successfully tested a new medium-range missile, in defiance of warnings from Washington that it is ready to ditch a landmark nuclear deal over the issue.

“The ballistic missile that was fired by Iran is not only a a provocation and a slap in the face for the United States and its allies — and an attempt to test them — but also further proof of the Iranian ambitions to become a world power and threaten countries in the Middle East and all the countries of the free world,” Liberman said in a statement.

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