REUTERS - Iran's recent ballistic missile tests did not violate the nuclear agreement with Tehran, the White House said on Tuesday, adding that it would review the launch to determine the appropriate response.
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In a daily press briefing with reporters, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House was still reviewing whether it would be necessary to raise the issue of the tests before the United Nations Security Council.
Earlier, a U.S. official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that there were "strong indications" the test would be inconsistent with a UN Security Council resolution.
"If confirmed, we intend to raise the matter in the UN Security Council," the official said. "We will also encourage a serious review of the incident and press for an appropriate response."
"This development underscores why we continue to work closely with partners around the world to slow and degrade Iran's missile program," the official said.