Iran Defends Missile Program After Pompeo Alleges Tehran Carried Out Test

December 2, 2018

Author: 

Asa Fitch and Aresu Eqbali

Publication: 

The Wall Street Journal

Related Country: 

  • United States

Iran tested a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying nuclear weapons on December 1. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo condemned the test, which he said violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, and urged Iran to halt missile testing. Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi defended Iran's missile program as "defensive in nature" and but neither confirmed nor denied that the test had taken place.