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Iran confirms test of ballistic missiles

“Iran on Tuesday confirmed it had conducted a missile test earlier in December, following criticism from Western powers, including Security Council members the US, France and Britain. ‘We confirm the recent test of our ballistic missiles,’ air force commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Amir Ali Hajizadeh said, according to the Fars news agency. Hajizadeh said that Iran carries out around 40 to 50 missile tests each year. The UN Security Council met last week over the test that the US, Britain and France said defied UN restrictions on Tehran’s military program. In May, US President President Donald Trump decided to withdraw from an international agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Trump said the deal was flawed because it did not include curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles or its support for proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Iraq.”

Source: Iran confirms test of ballistic missiles | News | DW | 11.12.2018

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