theguardian.com Iran’s firing of a medium-range ballistic missile in October violated international sanctions banning the Islamic republic from launches capable of delivering nuclear weapons, UN experts have said in a new report. The report submitted to the UN security council and seen by the Associated Press on Tuesday said the launch used ballistic missile technology banned under a June 2010 resolution. The 10 October launch was the first test of a ballistic surface-to-surface missile after Iran and six world powers reached a landmark nuclear deal on 14 July. The security council endorsed the deal in a resolution on July 20 that also called on Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons. Iran says none of its missiles are designed to carry nuclear weapons.
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