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US calls for UN Security Council urgent meeting over Iranian ballistic missile test

US calls for UN Security Council urgent meeting over Iranian ballistic missile testThe U.S. Mission to the United Nations said it wanted the U.N.'s most powerful body to discuss Sunday's launch of a medium-range missile, Associated Press reports.

US defence official which spoke on condition of anonymity said the missile test ended with a "failed" re-entry into the earth's atmosphere.

Iran is the subject of a United Nations Security Council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead. As part of the 2015 nuclear deal, the U.N. ban was prolonged by eight years, although Iran has flaunted the restriction.

State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. was looking into whether the ballistic missile test violates the U.S. Security Council resolution.

"When actions are taken that violate or are inconsistent with the resolution, we will act to hold Iran accountable and urge other countries to do so as well," Toner said.
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