>> It was a deal to halt disputes over Iran's nuclear capabilities, but now there's disagreement once again. America says Iran test launched a medium range ballistic missile from a site near Semnan calling it a violation of international commitments. Senator Bob Corker who is a leading opponent of the 2015 nuclear code, took straight to Twitter.
No longer, he said, would Iran be given a pass for what he described as hostile activities. But Iran's foreign minister says there's nothing hostile about this. Without confirming or denying the US reports, Mohammad Javad Zarif said the missiles aren't part of the nuclear deal, and insisted they'd never be used to attack another country.
The visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters he had voiced concerns over any test saying it harmed confidence in Tehran's part in the nuclear deal. The resolution saw Iran curb its nuclear ambitions in return for relief from economic sanctions. France says it'll defend the deal which new US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up.
After the latest reports of the missile test, the United States has asked the UN Security Council for urgent consultations.>>