United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling on Iran to "act with moderation" after the country's Revolutionary Guard carried out missile tests this week.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guard test-launched two ballistic missiles on Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew — a show of power by the Shi'ite nation. Iran's foreign ministry says the launch does not violate the nuclear deal with world powers.
A Security Council resolution last year removing sanctions previously imposed on Iran also called on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear weapon.
Ban spokesman Stephane Dujarric says the Secretary-General is calling on Iran to "act with moderation, caution and the good sense not to increase tensions through any hasty actions."