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Israel Condemns Latest Iranian Missile Test

When Iran launched its latest ballistic missile this weekend, Israel responded. JNS reports that the Jewish state condemned the test as a provocation, not just of Israel and the United States, but against the rest of the Middle East and the free world:

Israel has condemned Iran’s latest ballistic missile test as a “provocation” amid growing concerns over the Islamic Republic’s behavior and U.S. threats to end the 2015 landmark nuclear agreement.

Iran announced Saturday that it successfully tested a new ballistic missile with a range of up to 1,200 miles. Tehran said in its announcement that the Khorramshahr missile could carry several warheads.

Israel's Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Saturday the missile test was "not just a provocation and an act of defiance directed at the U.S. and its allies, including Israel, it is also further proof of Iran's aspirations to become a world power and to threaten not just the Middle East but all the countries of the free world."

"Imagine what would happen if Iran were to acquire nuclear weapons," he said. "That is what it aspires to do, and we cannot allow it to happen..."

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