Russia says no new UN sanctions on Iran over missile tests

March 14, 2016 16:30

UNITED NATIONS - Iran should not face new United Nations Security Council sanctions over recent ballistic missile tests because they do not violate a UN resolution, council veto-power Russia said on Monday.

When asked if Iran should face new sanctions for the missile tests, Russia's U.N. Ambassador Vitaly Churkin said: "The clear and short answer is no."

The United States and France have said that if confirmed that the tests involved nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, they would violate a council resolution adopted in July.

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