December 15, 2015
Iran's October 10 ballistic missile test violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, according to a confidential report issued by the U.N.'s Iran Sanctions Committee's Panel of Experts. The panel's report concluded that the launch of the medium-range Emad missile violated U.N. Security Council resolution 1929. The resolution bans Iranian launches of ballistic missiles capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which the panel considers to be missiles with a range of at least 300 km that are capable of delivering a 500 kg payload. The panel assessed that the Emad has a range of at least 1,000 km and a payload capacity of at least 1,000 kg.