Iran violates nuclear deal with missile launch; Missiles launched to “be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime”
Israel has called on the international community to hold Iran responsibility for violating its nuclear agreement made with world powers.
Iran tested two ballistic missiles on Wednesday, in which “Israel must be wiped out” was written on the missiles. Head of the Revolutionary Guard’s Aerospace Division, Brid. Gen. Ali Hajizadeh, confirmed the threat and stated that “The reason we designed our missiles with a range of 2,000 kilometers is to be able to hit our enemy the Zionist regime from a safe distance.”
Israel’s Foreign Ministry released the statement following the missile test that “U.N. Resolution 2231 restricts Iran from launching missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads, and that is precisely the kind of missiles that Iran launched. The development of short-range missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads poses a big question regarding Iran’s commitment to fulfilling its end of the nuclear agreement.”
The statement continued “Iran is making a mockery of the international community’s demands and continues to develop its attack capabilities. It appears that Zarif’s [Iran’s Foreign Minister] and Rouhani’s [Iran’s President] diplomatic charm offensive was nothing more than a smokescreen, designed to conceal the Ayatollah regime’s true intentions.”
United Nation’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric stated that the situation would be investigated and that “It’s important that Iran live up to its obligations under the deal.”