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USA: Flynn condemns Iran for houthi resistance and ballistic missile test01:59

USA: Flynn condemns Iran for houthi resistance and ballistic missile test

United States, Washington DC
February 1, 2017 at 20:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn argued that Iran's alleged test-launch of medium-range ballistic missiles violated the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231, during a White House press conference, in Washington DC, Wednesday.

Flynn described "recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch" as Tehran’s "destabilising behavior across the Middle East."

The US national security adviser noted that the Donald Trump administration "condemns such actions" by Iran and "severely [criticises] the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama administration, as well as the United Nations – as being weak and ineffective." Flynn went on to claim that "the [Barack] Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions."

Flynn's statement comes following a US official's claim that Iran had test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile that allegedly exploded after travelling 1,010 kilometres (628 miles) on January 29. Tehran has neither confirmed nor denied the claim.

On January 16, 2016, sanctions placed on Iran were lifted after the United Nations confirmed that Tehran had fulfilled its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, is an agreement signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran and the United States, the UK, Russia, China and Germany. The deal imposes limits on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the removal of sanctions against Iran.

USA: Flynn condemns Iran for houthi resistance and ballistic missile test01:59
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US National Security Adviser Michael Flynn argued that Iran's alleged test-launch of medium-range ballistic missiles violated the UN Security Council's Resolution 2231, during a White House press conference, in Washington DC, Wednesday.

Flynn described "recent Iranian actions, including a provocative ballistic missile launch" as Tehran’s "destabilising behavior across the Middle East."

The US national security adviser noted that the Donald Trump administration "condemns such actions" by Iran and "severely [criticises] the various agreements reached between Iran and the Obama administration, as well as the United Nations – as being weak and ineffective." Flynn went on to claim that "the [Barack] Obama administration failed to respond adequately to Tehran's malign actions."

Flynn's statement comes following a US official's claim that Iran had test-launched a medium-range ballistic missile that allegedly exploded after travelling 1,010 kilometres (628 miles) on January 29. Tehran has neither confirmed nor denied the claim.

On January 16, 2016, sanctions placed on Iran were lifted after the United Nations confirmed that Tehran had fulfilled its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). The JCPOA, also known as the Iran nuclear deal, is an agreement signed in Vienna on July 14, 2015, between Iran and the United States, the UK, Russia, China and Germany. The deal imposes limits on Iran's nuclear activities in exchange for the removal of sanctions against Iran.