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Iran Claims to Test Missile That Can Reach Israel

Iranian Emad missile launching (Photo: wikicommons/Mohammad Agah)

With the Iran nuclear deal many months old now, the negative effects of the agreement continue to make themselves known. The Times of Israel's Tamar Pileggi reports that the Islamic Republic claims it has tested a ballistic missile that can reach Israel:

A senior Iranian general on Monday announced that the country’s armed forces successfully tested a precision-guided, medium-range ballistic missile two weeks ago, the state-run Tasnim agency reported.

“We test-fired a missile with a range of 2,000 kilometers and a margin of error of eight meters,” Brigadier General Ali Abdollahi was quoted as saying at a Tehran science conference...

Under a nuclear deal signed last year between world powers and Iran, ballistic missile tests are not forbidden outright, but are “not consistent” with a United Nations Security Council resolution from July 2015, US officials say.

According to the UN decision, “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology,” until October 2023.

That has not stopped Iran from carrying out a number of tests of ballistic missile technology since the nuclear deal was adopted on October 18, 2015...

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