Iran’s Emad ballistic missile test violated UN resolution

A team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential new report Tuesday that the medium-range Emad rocket that Iran tested on Oct. 10 was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a violation of a UN. Security Council resolution, The conclusion of the council's Panel of Experts on Iran will likely lead to calls for expanding sanctions against Tehran in Washington and other Western capitals. Later Tuesday, the Security Council meets to review the UN sanctions regime.

Earlier on Tuesday the UN nuclear watchdog's 35-nation board in Vienna closed its investigation into whether Iran sought atomic weapons, opting to back the international deal with Tehran rather than dwell on Iran's past activities, diplomats said. DEBKAfile: Tehran has got away with the suspicion of testing a nuclear detonation at its Parchin military complex, simply by denying access to UN nuclear agency monitors.

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