Russia says no new U.N. sanctions on Iran over missile tests

United Nations – Iran should not face new United Nations Security Council sanctions over recent ballistic missile tests because they do not violate a UN resolution, Russia said on Monday. When asked if Iran should face new sanctions for the missile tests, Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said: “The clear and short answer is no.”

The United States and France have said that if confirmed that the tests involved nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, they would violate a council resolution adopted in July.

Russia is one of five permanent members of the UN Security council, and has veto power.



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