Moscow has no info on Iran’s ballistic missile test

Moscow has no info on Iran’s ballistic missile test
17:07 11 Dekabr 2015
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Baku, Azerbaijan. Dec. 11


Moscow has no information about Iran’s possible ballistic missile test, said Sergey Ryabkov, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister, RIA Novosti reported.

According to Fox News TV channel, Iran allegedly carried out a test launch of ballistic medium-range missiles in Nov., which as claims the channel, is a violation of two UN Security Council resolutions.

The missile is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, said the channel.

The United States will take "appropriate steps" if the reports of a new ballistic missile test in Iran are confirmed, said John Kirby, the US State Department spokesperson.

“Maybe tested, may be not tested – we have no information whether these messages will be confirmed”, he added. “Iran’s missile program issue is quite difficult”.

“It includes the well-known formulations of 1929 Resolution, which says that it is impossible to test missiles with application of ballistic technology for delivering nuclear weapons. Iran has no nuclear weapons,” he added.

Iran and the six international negotiators reached a historic agreement on the settlement of long-term problems of the Iranian atom on July 14.

Lengthy negotiations resulted with the adoption of the joint comprehensive action plan, the implementation of which will completely remove previously imposed economic and financial sanctions against Iran by the UN Security Council, the US and the European Union in exchange for the verification of the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program.

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