Iran Tests Ballistic Missile for First Time Since Trump Takes Office

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

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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.
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. Credit: Amir Kholousi/AP
Haaretz
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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 about renewing sanctions against Tehran. The two are due to meet on February 15 at the White House in Washington D.C.

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