It further noted that the U.S. unlawfully quit the nuclear agreement, and is in absolute violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
WASHINGTON: The United States urged the European Union on Monday to apply sanctions targeting Iran´s ballistic missile program, calling it a "grave and escalating threat".
Resolution 2231 "calls on" Iran "not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles created to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology".
The secretary spoke before formally warning Russian Federation it has 60 days to start complying with a landmark nuclear missile treaty or the USA will abandon the pact, raising concern about Europe's future security.
The Iranian regime has just test-fired a medium range ballistic missile that is capable of carrying multiple warheads.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second left, arrives for a meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel in Brussels, Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2018. "Iran's continued testing and proliferation of ballistic missiles shows that the Iran deal has not moderated the Iranian regime as some had hoped".
Instead, it says "Iran is called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles", language that does not forbid Tehran from testing or make it a violation if it does so. "We will continue to both develop and test missiles. This is outside the framework of [nuclear] negotiations and part of our national security, for which we will not ask any country's permission", Shekarchi said.
On Tuesday, the head of Iran's atomic energy organisation warned the European Union that Tehran's patience was running out on the bloc's pledge to keep up oil trading despite U.S. sanctions. On Tuesday, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran warned the European Union that Tehran's patience was running out on the bloc's pledge to keep up oil trading despite U.S. sanctions.
Actually, that was one of the biggest deficiencies in the nuclear deal - that it didn't cover Iran's ballistic missile program.
Hook said U.S. discussions with the Europeans about missile sanctions are gaining traction.
France said it was concerned by the test, with the foreign ministry describing it as "provocative and destabilizing" and saying it "does not conform" with United Nations resolution 2231 on the Iran deal.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said President Trump is building a new world order based on the foundation of American values.
China's economic development did not lead to regional stability but, on the contrary, resulted in more political constraints and regional provocations, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated. Gen. Abolfazl Shekarchi said in a statement to state-run Tasnim news agency. "This is the most important thing that we must do and the government is putting forth all its efforts on this issue".