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US to raise Iran’s “dangerous” missile tests at UN council

The United States will raise the issue of Iran’s ballistic missile launches during UN Security Council consultations next week

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The United States will raise the issue of Iran’s ballistic missile launches during UN Security Council consultations next week and is urging countries to cooperate on undermining Tehran’s missile program, the US envoy to the United Nations said on Friday.

“We will raise these dangerous launches directly at Council consultations, which we have called for, on Monday,” US Ambassador Samantha Power said in a statement. “These launches underscore the need to work with partners around the world to slow and degrade Iran's missile program.”

A series of ballistic missile tests this week conducted by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard units drew international concern. The United States, France and other countries said that if confirmed, the new launches of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles would violate UN Security Council resolution 2231.