NEW YORK, Feb. 3, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AJC applauded the Trump Administration's quick and firm response to the latest illicit Iranian test of a ballistic missile. The UN Security Council deemed in a July 2015 resolution that such tests are illegal. It was adopted soon after the P5+1 and Iran signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) regarding Iran's nuclear program.
"Nefarious Iranian behavior cannot go unchecked," said AJC CEO David Harris. "Rigorous monitoring of Iran's compliance with the JCPOA and related international measures, such as the UN ban on ballistic missile tests, is imperative to successfully curtailing Iran's threats to regional and global security."
The U.S. sanctions imposed today on 13 people and a dozen companies follow a Security Council meeting earlier this week to discuss Sunday's missile test. Iran has violated the UN resolution a number of times.
The 2015 Security Council resolution called "upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology." It bars Iran from conducting ballistic missile tests until 2023.
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SOURCE American Jewish Committee