Iran Defies UN Ban on Missile Tests (Again), and Bans US Visas
Iran defies UN Resolution 2231 (again). The resolution was added just days after the Nuclear Agreement, and called for Iran not to conduct missile tests for 8 years. Well on Sunday, they did it again. Sort of like asking a terrorist nicely not to kill people. They have conducted at least 2 tests this year alone- the resolution went into effect in July of 2015.
In retaliation to Trump’s temporary ban on people from Iran coming to the US, they have also banned US citizens from getting a visa. Stop laughing. As my husband put it, “Who the f*** would want to visit Iran, anyway?”
Actually, people who have dual citizenship and families in the rogue nation might be affected by that. But as people like Marine Veteran Amir Hekmati can tell you, visiting family can be iffy in Iran, even if you do have a visa. He spent 5 years in Iranian prison just for visiting his grandmother, when the government declared him a spy.
The Nuclear Agreement with Iran did not have a provision against missile tests, which is part of the reason the United Nations enacted the resolution against them. Not that Iran has paid any attention to that resolution.
The text of the resolution includes the statement that Iran is “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.”
Iran’s response? “We’re not testing missiles that are nuclear capable.” Sure. sounds legit. Except that is not true.
According to Fox:
The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday.
The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said. Iran defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said in September that Iran would start production of the missile.
As we’ve said before, so much for any agreement with a terrorist regime like the one in Iran.