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Iran has tested ballistic missile disregarding UN resolution: US

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Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump’s presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday. The United States has said that it is studying details of an Iranian ballistic missile test. Press secretary Sean Spicer said he is not sure about the “exact nature” of the test and expected to have more information later.

The launch occurred Sunday at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, Fox News was first to learn. The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said. Iran defence minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said in September that Iran would start production of the missile.

As per Indian Express reports, a defence official on Monday said the missile test ended with a “failed” re-entry into the earth’s atmosphere. The official had no other details about the missile, including the type of missile.

Iran has become the subject of a UN Security Council resolution, prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear wipeout. As part of the 2015 nuclear deal, the UN ban was prolonged by eight years, although Iran has flaunted the restriction. The UN is yet to decide if the missile test was a violation of the resolution.  State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the US was looking into whether the ballistic missile test violates the US Security Council resolution. “When actions are taken that violate or are inconsistent with the resolution, we will act to hold Iran accountable and urge other countries to do so as well,” Toner said.