The Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu plans to discuss with U.S. President Donald trump the possibility of new sanctions against Iran, reports TASS. According to the head of the government, such a measure is necessary after the missile tests, which took place in the suburbs of Tehran.
Netanyahu stressed that the launch of ballistic missiles by Iran is a flagrant violation of the resolutions of the UN Security Council. «At the next meeting in Washington with President trump, I intend to discuss the possibility of sanctions against Iran. We cannot allow Iran’s aggression will not go unpunished», — stressed the Prime Minister.
It also became known that the UN Security Council will hold on Tuesday an emergency meeting in connection with the Iran missile test. This was announced by the permanent mission of Sweden to the world organization. The Scandinavian country is chairing the security Council in January.
«We received a request to discuss the Iranian ballistic missile test, which will take place following consultations on Syria», — have informed in the permanent representation. According to diplomats, with a request for consultations addressed US.
About missile tests on the eve of the reported American Fox News channel. The source said that the launch was made at a «well known» rocket range is approximately 140 miles from Tehran (about 220 km).
The Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on foreign Affairs, Republican Corker , said that «looks forward to collaboration with the U.S. administration» to bring Iran to justice «for this and other violations».
Adopted in 2010, the UN security Council resolution 1929 prohibits Iran from developing and testing ballistic missiles. In mid-January 2016, the U.S. imposed sanctions against several individuals and entities related to the Iranian development of ballistic missiles.
Recall that in July 2015, a historic agreement was reached on the Iranian nuclear issue, according to which Tehran lifted economic sanctions in exchange for limits on the nuclear programme.
The Prime Minister of Israel asked trump to impose new sanctions against Iran 31.01.2017