Just another day at the office in Tehran, Turtle Bay, and at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue:
Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile last month in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, both speaking on condition of anonymity, said the test was held on November 21st. One of them said the missile traveled within Iranian territory.
Fox News earlier on Monday on its website cited Western intelligence sources as saying the test was held near Chabahar, a port city near Iran's border with Pakistan.
All ballistic missile tests by Iran are banned under a 2010 Security Council resolution that remains valid until a nuclear deal between Iran and [the United States and five] world powers is implemented.
Under that deal [BUT NOT "TREATY"!!!], reached on July 14th, most sanctions on Iran will be lifted in exchange for [expansion of] its nuclear program. According to a July 20th resolution endorsing that deal, Iran is still "called upon" to refrain from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons for up to eight years.
Aaaaaaand it didn't even last three months. So the "deal" is off and the sanctions stay in place, right?
“I think what we’ll be doing is we’ll review, as we have in the past, any violations of U.N. resolutions, and we’ll deal with them much as we have in the past,” Obama said of the October incident.
i.e. Ignore them.
A senior administration official told Fox News on Monday the White House was “aware” of reports of the missile test, but had “no further comment at this time.”
i.e. See our comments from October.
Jazz Shaw lamentively asks how crazy we are at this point. The answer is simple.....
...."Crazy at 425,000 degrees".