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US Raises Alarm at UN over Iran Missile Launch

US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley, January 31, 2017 (Photo: youtube screenshot)

This week we've kept you abreast of Iran's latest aggression - the test launch of a nuclear-capable missile that violates its international agreement. Now, The Times of Israel reports that the new American ambassador to the U.N. has called the test firing "totally unacceptable" and warns that Tehran will be held accountable:

The United States on Tuesday raised alarm at the United Nations over Iran’s test-firing of a medium range missile, calling it “absolutely unacceptable,” after Tehran warned the United States against fueling tensions.

New US Ambassador Nikki Haley had requested the urgent consultations at the UN Security Council — the first action taken by the envoy just days into her mandate.

The row comes against a backdrop of already strained relations between Washington and the Islamic republic over US President Donald Trump’s travel ban on citizens from Iran and six other Muslim-majority countries.

“We have confirmed that Iran did have a medium-size missile launch testing on January 29, on Sunday. This is absolutely unacceptable,” Haley told reporters following a closed-door council meeting.

The ambassador accused Iran of trying to convince the world that “they are being nice” before adding: “I will tell the people across the world that is something we should be alarmed about.”

“The United States is not naive. We are not going to stand by. You will see us call them out,” warned Haley...

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