TEHRAN (Tasnim) – US State Department Spokesman John Kirby said Iran’s missile tests are not a “violation” of the recent nuclear deal struck between Tehran and six world powers.
“Now, that itself – ballistic missile tests – are not a violation of the JCPOA (Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action),” Kirby said on Tuesday during his daily press briefing, the official website of the US Department of State reported.
“They may, in fact, be a violation of existing Security Council resolutions and may in fact be violations of Security Council resolutions that will go into effect post implementation. So there’s lots of ways for the international community to try to check this behavior, as well as the United States unilaterally, and we’re going to continue to focus on that,” he added.
Iran successfully test-fired a new precision-guided long-range surface-to-surface ballistic missile, dubbed Emad, on October 11.
Iran and the Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) finalized the text of the nuclear deal dubbed the JCPOA in the Austrian capital Vienna on July 14.