by MARISSA AYALA
On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Iran had confirmed they had conducted a missile test. However, it had rejected word from the United States that the launch violated a United Nations Security Council settlement.
The confirmation came from the Iran’s defense minister, Hossein Dehghan, which was the first confirmation by an Iranian official since they were first accused of violating the 2015 resolution by launching a ballistic missile, which could have carried a nuclear warhead. In Mr. Dehghan’s eyes, the missile test, including the 2015 resolution, did not violate any terms of the resolutions made. No country will be allowed to obstruct with the affairs, implying that the trials will continue.
The assertion came the day after President Donald Trump was dismissed by President Hassan Rouhani for his immigration order barring refugees. President Trump has said that the 2015 Nuclear Agreement was, “a very bad deal”. Many of his advisers have argued and implied in speeches and books that Iran is our greatest threat.
Iran may not have a fleet of fighter jets, but it has tried to recoup by building an extensive defense program with missiles that can reach Israel, Southern, and Eastern Europe. Iran has continued to reject the accusation that its missiles carry nuclear warheads. On the other hand, the International Atomic Energy Agency, which monitors parts of the nuclear agreement, called for a view that supported Iran’s statement.