Iran’s test this weekend of a new surface-to-surface ballistic missile “likely” violated a U.N. resolution, an administration official told CNN on Monday. Based on information the administration has so far, the test appears to be in violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929, which stipulates that Iran cannot engage in any activities related to ballistic missiles.
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Russia is pushing back against reports that several of its SS-N-30A land attack cruise missiles (LACM) failed over Iran during a 26 missile launch from the Caspian Sea to targets in Western Syria, according to Kremlin controlled media. According to a Thursday reports from CNN and Defense News, four of the SS-N-30As — also called Kalibr NK or 3M-14T — fell over Iran and may have hurt or killed civilians. Both Russia and Iran have denied the reports.
The Iranian defense ministry in a statement Monday dismissed media reports claiming problems and impediments to the delivery of the Russian S-300 missile defense system to Iran, stressing that the delivery process is under way.
Iran Army Commander Ataollah Salehi has said the country will meet no limitation regarding its missile system. The official further said that Iran would not allow any foreign authority to access its missile facilities either, Fars news agency reported Sept. 22.
Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday it may take more than sanctions to end North Korea’s nuclear weapons threat because its isolation from the global marketplace makes U.S. economic pressure less effective than it was on Iran.
On Tuesday, the Times of Israel reported that Ali Akbar Salehi, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran, had announced that International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Yukiya Amano would be visiting Tehran in the coming days to discuss the conclusion of a probe into the past military dimensions of the Iranian nuclear program.
A question from a member of the Pentagon’s new cyberwarfare unit the other day prompted President Obama to voice his frustration about America’s seeming inability to deter a growing wave of computer attacks, and to vow to confront the increasingly aggressive adversaries who are perpetrating them.