UN Security Council must take tough stand on Iran’s ballistic missile test

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Iran Commentary

By Amir Basiri

The United Nations Security Council will hold an emergency meeting on Tuesday to discuss Iran’s Sunday ballistic missile test, its second after the signing of the July 2015 nuclear accord with world powers, and its first since the inauguration of President Trump.

While world powers discuss this clear violation of the spirit of the nuclear deal and affront to U.N. resolutions, two stark realities should not be forgotten.

First, the latest episode shows that Iran has no intention to become a peaceful member of the international community, as was hoped by former President Barack Obama and other proponents of the nuclear deal and the appeasement policy toward Tehran.

From firing ballistic missiles to crossing the cap set on its uranium stockpile, Iran has used every opportunity to toe the line and test the limits of the deal, and to manifest its hostility toward its…

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