Iran Tests Ballistic Missile for First Time Since Trump Takes Office

The medium-range missile traveled 630 miles before exploding, says U.S. official.

A file photo from the semi-official ISNA news agency of a long-range S-200 missile fired in a military drill in the port city of Bushehr, Iran, December 29, 2016.
Amir Kholousi/AP

Iran carried out a test launch of a medium-range ballistic missile on Sunday which exploded after 630 miles, a U.S. official said on Monday.

The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the test launch was carried out from a site near Semnan. The official added that the last time this type of missile was test launched was in July 2016.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the missile test violated a UN Security Council resolution and vowed to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump about renewing sanctions against Tehran. The two are due to meet on February 15 at the White House in Washington D.C.