The United States will seek action at the UN Security Council after concluding that Iran’s recent ballistic missile launch was a “clear violation” of UN resolutions, the US ambassador said Friday.
Iran announced Sunday it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile, which it said was the first that could be guided all the way to targets.
“After reviewing the available information, we can confirm that Iran launched on October 10 a medium-range ballistic missile inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon,” US Ambassador Samantha Power said.
“This was a clear violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1929,” she added in remarks released to the press.
Considering the administration has just given Iran the go-ahead to build a nuke, this rightfully should be of concern. The problem is that Russia and China will veto any action on Iran. The other problem is that the administration really doesn’t care:
President Barack Obama ordered the US government Sunday to take steps towards lifting sanctions on Iran, in accordance with the historic nuclear deal struck between six world powers and Tehran.
Obama’s directive comes 90 days after the UN Security Council endorsed the accord signed in Vienna in July, a milestone referred to as “Adoption Day.”
“I hereby direct you to take all necessary steps to give effect to the US commitments with respect to sanctions,” Obama said in a memorandum addressed to the US secretaries of state, energy, commerce and the treasury.
Not only is the administration glossing over the violations of the ballistic missile agreement, they are equally ignoring violations of the very agreement they are now moving to implement:
— Jay Solomon (@WSJSolomon) October 18, 2015
It seems that the Obama administration has been taking lessons from [mc_name name=’Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’C001071′ ] and [mc_name name=’Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY)’ chamber=’senate’ mcid=’M000355′ ] on Failure Theater. Obama is going to demand unspecified action against Iran, which he knows he can’t get, while at the same time he is going ahead and helping them build a nuke.