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US Handling of Ballistic Missile Tests is Connected to Criticism of Broader Iran Policy

On Friday, it was reported that at least 12 US Senators had begun publicly urging the government to impose unilateral sanctions on the Islamic Republic of Iran in order to punish it for last week’s provocative ballistic missile tests, which have been subject to international criticism for being inconsistent with the United Nations Security Council resolution that accompanied the January implementation of the Iran nuclear deal.

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Iranian Officials Express Foreign Policy Ambition after Ballistic Missile Tests

By INU Staff
INU - The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps struck back on Thursday against criticism of its three recent ballistic missile tests, which were widely reported to be violations of UN resolutions and US sanctions. As part of broader military exercises and demonstrations, the IRGC launched one ballistic missile on Tuesday and two on Wednesday. In the latter case, both Ghadr-series missile bore the message “Israel must be wiped out,” written in Hebrew.

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Iranian Defiance Over Ballistic Missiles Spurs More Skepticism About Compliance

By INU Staff
INU - On Monday, the Associated Press reported that Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif had defended last week’s tests of three ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. His remarks on the subject were delivered during a visit to New Zealand, which was to be followed up on Tuesday by a trip to Australia, as well.

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Calls for US Response Intensify after Second and Third Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests

By INU Staff
INU - One day after the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps prompted renewed international outcry by launching a nuclear-capable ballistic missile in violation of UN resolutions and US sanctions, it followed up by doing so again on Tuesday, this time launching two separate Ghadr-series weapons with alleged ranges of 1,700 and 2,000 kilometers.

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Missile Tests Point to Persistence of Broader Iranian Confrontations with the US

By INU Staff
INU - On Friday, officials of the Islamic Republic of Iran continued to extend their defiance over the issue of the past week’s ballistic missile launches. As part of broader military demonstrations the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps launched one ballistic missile on Tuesday and two on Wednesday, in the latter case boasting that the 1,700 and 2,000-kilometer range missiles were capable of reaching Israel.

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Iran Follows Illicit Missile Test with Threat to Cancel Nuclear Deal

By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, the Islamic Republic once again conducted a test-launch of a ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, and in doing so it violated United Nations resolutions that call upon the government to eschew such provocations until much later in the life of last summer’s Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Reuters carried video of the launch as broadcast by official Iranian media. The incident was reminiscent of previous broadcasts in which Tehran and especially the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps boasted of the country’s ballistic missile stockpiles and its commitment to not abiding by foreign restrictions upon its military.

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