Iran Violated UN Ban

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Current Affairs: A UN team of sanctions monitors said that Iran violated a U.N. Security Council resolution in October by test firing a missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

The UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Iran said in a report, that the launch showed the rocket met its requirements for considering that a missile could deliver a nuclear weapon.

current affairsOn the basis of its analysis and findings the Panel concludes that Emad Missile launch is a violation by Iran of paragraph 9 of Security Council resolution 1929.

The Panel assesses that the launch of the Emad has a range of not less than 1,000 km with a payload of at least 1,000 kg and that Emad was also a launch ‘using ballistic missile technology’.

The panel noted that Iranian rocket launches from 2012 and 2013 also violated the U.N. ban on ballistic missile tests.

Iran, which has always rejected sanctions against as illegal and unjustified, has repeatedly made clear it has no intention of complying with the restrictions on its missile programme.

Security Council resolution 1929, which bans ballistic missile tests, was adopted in 2010 and remains valid until the nuclear deal is implemented.

Under that deal, most sanctions on Iran will be lifted in exchange for curbs on its nuclear programme. According to a July 20 resolution endorsing the deal, Iran is still “called upon” to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years.