U.S. Conducting "Serious Review" of Alleged Iran Missile Test

December 8, 2015


Louis Charbonneau and Michelle Nichols



Iran conducted a test of its medium-range Ghadr-110 ballistic missile on November 21 near the city of Chabahar, according to a Western diplomatic source.  The Ghadr-110, a variant of the Shahab-3, is a liquid-fueled ballistic missile with a reported range of 1,900 km (1,180 miles) and the capability to carry a nuclear warhead.  

United Nations Security Council resolution 1929, which remains in force until the implementation of the nuclear agreement with Iran, prohibits Iranian launches of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.  U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power said the United States is conducting a serious review of the reported incident.