Iranian commander confirms medium-range ballistic missile test

11 December 2018

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, confirmed to Iran's Fars news agency on 10 December that a medium-range ballistic missile (MRBM) was recently tested, as previously claimed by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Pompeo tweeted on 1 December that Iran has "just test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile that's capable of carrying multiple warheads". He did not identify the type of missile that was tested or say when the test happened, but added that it violated UN Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 2231, which underpins the Iranian nuclear deal that the US withdrew from earlier this year.

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