has test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile Shahab-3. The missile was
launched from Iran’s south-eastern coastline along the Gulf of Oman and landed
in northern Iran, east of Tehran.
launches are not forbidden under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (Iran
Nuclear Deal). This was one the main reason cited by USA while moving out of
2015, Iran had agreed a long-term deal on its nuclear programme with a group of
world powers known as the P5+1 – the US, UK, France, China, Russia and Germany.
The deal is known as JCPOA.
missile launches not prohibited under JCPOA, UN Security Council Resolution
2231 called upon Iran to refrain from activities related to ballistic missiles
designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.