A new Iranian precision-guided ballistic missile is launched as it is tested at an undisclosed location October 11, 2015. REUTERS/farsnews.com/Handout via Reuters
As I mentioned in my article “Alternative to Iran Nuclear Deal is the Iranian Dissidents”, one of the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal was the fact that the entire exercise of negotiation is flawed given that it relies too much on trust of the regime.
Separate from JCPOA, United Nation Security Council has replaced Resolution 1929 by the new Resolution 2231. In the Old Security Council Resolution 1929 (page 5, item 9), the Council used mandatory language “shall not” where it said, “It decides that Iran shall not undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons”. The new Security Council Resolution 2231 (page 99, item 3) however changes the mandatory “shall” to an inferior language “call upon not to”, where it says “Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles.” It is this accepted inferior language (i.e., permissive “call upon”) that allows the criminal mullahs’ regime to freely practice undertaking activities related to ballistic missiles.
In other word the UN Security Council and the P5+1 led by US has removed the deterrent UNSC Res 1929 and instead engineered a legal channel through resolution 2231 for the mullahs’ regime to undertake such threatening measures to global security. If anyone has to be blamed here it is not the puppet mullahs’ regime but its puppeteers. [DID]
U.S. confirms Iran tested nuclear-capable ballistic missile
The United States has confirmed that Iran tested a medium-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, in “clear violation” of a United Nations Security Council ban on ballistic missile tests, a senior U.S. official said on Friday.
“The United States is deeply concerned about Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch,” the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Samantha Power, said in a statement.
“After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on Oct. 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon,” she said. “This was a clear violation of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1929.”
The United States is preparing a report on the incident for the Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee and will raise the matter directly with Security Council members “in the coming days,” Power said. Read more…