No international resolution bans it: Iran vows new satellite launch

No international resolution bans it: Iran vows new satellite launch
  • Clock-gray 03:04
  • calendar-gray 24 April 2020

Iran's Foreign Ministry has stated that its recent launch of the “Noor” (“Light” in Farsi) military satellite doesn't violate any international resolutions, APA reports citing Sputnik.

The ministry's spokesman stressed that in this light, the US attempts to appeal to UN Security Council Resolution 2231 to condemn the Iranian actions are not adequate.

Earlier, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that Iran should "be held accountable for what it's done", claiming that the launch violated Resolution 2231. Russia disagreed with Washington's view, arguing that the US itself has "flagrantly breached" the norms of international law and violated the resolution and is now simply trying to divert attention.

One of the provisions of the Security Council Resolution 2231 calls on Iran to abstain from testing and launching any type of ballistic missiles, including those used in space programmes, but does not ultimately prohibit them or threaten with any sanctions for ignoring it.

apa-logo-mini

Other news