US officials confirm that Iran tested their first ballistic missile during Trump’s presidency and in defiance of the UN:
FOX NEWS – Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump’s presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News exclusively on Monday.
The launch occurred at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, on Sunday.
The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile flew 600 miles before exploding, in a failed test of a reentry vehicle, officials said. Iran defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said in September that Iran would start production of the missile.
U.N. resolution 2231 — put in place days after the Iran nuclear deal was signed — calls on the Islamic Republic not to conduct such tests. However, this is at least Iran’s second such test since July. The resolution bars Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests for eight years and went into effect July 20, 2015.
Of course this isn’t surprising, as a we all knew Iran could never be trusted in the first place with regard to the nuclear deal. But what’s worrisome about this test is the expectation that Iran, once they get this figured out, will put a nuke on their ballistic missiles and fire them at either the Saudis or Israel — which is why this should never be allowed without consequences.
Sean Spicer said in the White House press briefing that the Trump administration would have a comment on this later.