UN: Iran Must 'Act With Moderation' After Missile Tests

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says recent tests do not violate terms of nuclear deal with world powers.

A ballistic missile is launched and tested in an undisclosed location, Iran, in this handout photo released by Farsnews on March 9, 2016.
Reuters

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.

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."