"Missile tests and the overall defensive capability of the Islamic Republic are for defense [purposes] and in line with our country's deterrence [policy]..."
Iran has long refused to compromise on its missile development programs, recently revealing that the country's missile forces can deliver a payload at a distance of some 2,000 kilometers (1,240 miles). "Trump came in, ripped it up and now we are seeing more missile tests, we're seeing escalation and we are seeing a drift towards war".
"It is a grave and escalating threat, and nations around the world, not just Europe, need to do everything they can to be targeting Iran's missile program", Hook said.
While tensions between the U.S. and Iran remain at an all time high after Tehran test fired a ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads, violating United Nations resolutions, on Saturday.
We condemn these activities, and call upon Iran to cease immediately all activities related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.
For the last 12 years, the UN Security Council has been telling the Iranian regime to stop testing and proliferating ballistic missiles, and Iran continues to defy the UN Security Council, which is acting like an outlaw regime. Russia, he said, is violating key arms control treaties and undermining the sovereignty of its neighbors, while Iran is flouting U.N. Security Council resolutions.
Iran has repeatedly said its missile program is purely defensive and denied its missiles are capable of being tipped with nuclear warheads.
France said it was concerned by the test, with the foreign ministry describing it as "provocative and destabilizing" and saying it "does not conform" with United Nations resolution 2231 on the Iran deal.
"It was a mistake to exclude missiles from the Iran nuclear deal and is one of the principle reasons the United States left it", Hook said, directly criticizing the previous administration for caving to Iran's demands that its advanced missile program not be covered under the deal.
On Monday, Iran's oil minister, Bijan Zanganeh, said Tehran aims to help regular Iranians cope with the economic problems created by U.S. pressure.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US Secretary of StateMike Pompeo pictured in front of a menorah on the second night of the Hanukkah festival, during their meeting on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation conference in Brussels, Belgium, on December 3, 2018.
Pompeo's address, which was met with polite applause, rejected concerns among many traditional US allies that Trump is undermining the West by withdrawing from climate, free-trade and arms control accords. "This test violates UNSCR 2231", he added, citing the United Nations Security Council's endorsement of the global nuclear agreement.
US President Donald Trump is building a new world order upheld by American leadership and democracy, his secretary of state told diplomats at an event in Brussels on Tuesday, blaming Iran and China for instability in the world.
Mattis said "the threat from Iran is multifaceted", adding that "right now the strategic level of threat from Iran is less worldwide than Korea's, but it is certainly significant regionally and it could grow beyond that if it's not dealt with".
The aircraft lost communications for almost an hour, forcing it to make an emergency landing in Germany's Cologne-Bonn airport. He also said that the back of the Buenos Aires government delegation will take another plane, the air force of Germany.
Per the Telegraph , a January move is possible, but only if Jose Mourinho is seen as the long term manager at the club. Mourinho said defender Victor Lindelof would likely be out of action for "quite a while" with an injury.
The official spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly ahead of the announcement. The reduction includes about 8,000 white-collar employees, or 15 percent of GM's North American white-collar workforce.
One of the lawsuits against the Pentagon policy has made its way to an appeals court, the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. The justices like to have issues percolate below so that they can benefit from the opinions of lower court judges.
Obviously, the mall was packed with people doing their early Black Friday shopping , and chaos erupted when the shots were fired. Alabama's biggest mall is closed until further notice after a shooting that left two people injured and the suspect dead.
The 34-year-old did the damage while being sacked in the third quarter and was replaced by Colt McCoy under center. As Smith left the field he waved to the crowd and put his hands together as if in a prayer.
In theory, the most severe penalty is expulsion from the House, although the prospects of that happening would appear remote. Labour could also try to cobble together a coalition with other parties, but now this looks impossible.
Well, Apple's latest iPad Pro might have just taken the pedestal from the 2014 device, if the new video is anything to go by. The first reason is the power, which Apple repeats that the new iPad Pro is more powerful than most computers.
The estimate by Forbes magazine found that Ryan of Ryan ToysReview pipped Jake Paul by $US500,000 for the 12 months to June. The video featured Ryan opening and reviewing a box containing more than 100 toys from Pixar's " Cars " series.
The snow-covered roads and reduced visibility prompted many schools to cancel classes for the second time in less than a week. And the way it appears, both Boston and Worcester will have the coldest Thanksgiving in recorded history, using this method.
Mrs May had a meeting with the prince on the first day of the G20 summit of world leaders in Buenos Aires , Argentina. Saudi Arabia denies that bin Salman ordered the killing, but US intelligence agencies have concluded the opposite.
We kept him on because we thought he had potential to be a big steer but never imagined he'd grow to be this huge, ' he said. An animal dubbed Australia's biggest steer has been saved from the slaughterhouse - because he's just too huge to deal with.
The plane's cockpit voice recorder, which would provide more information about what happened in the cockpit , has yet to be found. National Transportation Safety Board as technical advisers to support the ongoing investigation" by the Indonesian authorities.
WSMV reported that the replacement comes after Rock made derogatory comments about Joy Behar on an episode of Fox & Friends. On April 22, Shaw tackled and unarmed a shooter at the Waffle House in Antioch, Tennessee, a southern suburb of Nashville.
Authorities say Curry was driving a black Porsche on Friday when the driver of a Lexus lost control and struck his auto . CHP said the weather - it's been raining in parts of California - likely played a role in the crash.
Bush from another member of that club. "As President, he set the stage for decades of prosperity that have followed". Bush took his final flight, reuniting with his wife of 73 years, Barbara and his 3-year-old daughter, Robin".
Trump weathered the similar criticism of going soft on Mr. "I want the Ukrainian soldiers released", she said. He stopped short of condemning Russian Federation , instead saying: "I don't like that aggression".
The senator added, "I don't think the administration won any votes [to oppose the Senate resolution] in that troubled briefing". Pompeo declined twice to say why Haspel wasn't there, responding with a smile, "I was asked to be here, and here I am".
They captured 24 Ukrainian sailors, three of whom are in the hospital and 12 of whom are sitting in pre-trial detention. He said current president Petro Poroshenko needed to do something to improve his approval ratings.
But Cilic snuffed out that danger and turned up the power on his forehand to break at 5-5 before holding for a two-set lead. Next November a new format will see 18 teams assemble in Madrid for a World Cup-style event to decide the champion.
Sea level rise will also cost an estimated $118 billion, and damages to infrastructure could total $32 billion, the report says. Temperatures are still going up, and the odds of dangers such as wildfires in the West continue to increase.
Caesar salads may be few and far between this week as romaine lettuce has been pulled from grocery shelves across Saskatchewan. The CDC is recommending that consumers throw out any romaine lettuce in their homes, and avoid eating romaine at restaurants.
Under PCA, weak banks are placed under a harsh framework that prevents them from accepting new deposits and lending money. Without a doubt, this action was part of the overall bad loan clean-up process initiated by the central bank in 2015.