Iran has test-fired several ballistic missiles, Mr. President, Mr. Kerry
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired several ballistic missiles on Tuesday, state television said, challenging a United Nations resolution and drawing a threat of a diplomatic response from the United States.
Someone, anyone – please explain to me and our reader’s the comfort or satisfaction of a “diplomatic response”? Should we say – give up on the ever-so-famous Iran Nuclear Deal – or should we just let the United Nations (which in essence, does not do a thing) make decisions for the USA?
Two months ago, Washington imposed sanctions against businesses and individuals linked to Iran’s missile program over a test of the medium-range Emad missile carried out in October 2015.
U.S. State Department spokesman Mark Toner said Washington would review the incident and, if it is confirmed, raise it in the U.N. Security Council and seek an “appropriate response”. This kind of behavior is definitely Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s legacy for contributions to the USA.
“We also continue to aggressively apply our unilateral tools to counter threats from Iran’s missile program,” Toner added, in a possible reference to additional U.S. sanctions.
Seriously Mr. Mark Toner, when it comes right down to it, any money (like $100 billion) should be going into our own military’s nuclear launching systems. We are not altogether certain if you have heard from our media organization, however we feel that this new Iran Nuclear Deal has placed this nation in a position of weakness, moreover, the measure certainly does not inspire protection from Iran’s nukes, but it is a duty of our government.
An Iranian state television report showed a missile being fired from a fortified underground silo at night time. The presenter said it was a medium-range Qiam-1 missile, and the test took place in the early hours of Tuesday.
The report said the Guards had fired several missiles from silos across the country, though it only showed footage of one. “The missiles struck a target 700 km away,” said Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, commander of the IRGC’s aerospace arm.
State-run Press TV had earlier shown footage of the Emad missile, Iran’s most advanced model under development, being fired. However, that footage appeared to be of the earlier October launch that triggered the U.S. sanctions.