US senator concerned over UN, Iran missiles and nuclear pact

March 31, 2016 01:07

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON - The chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee said on Wednesday the UN Security Council's refusal to respond to Iran's ballistic missile tests defied Obama administration assurances that a ban on such tests would remain in place after the Iran nuclear deal.

"As many of us feared, now it appears Iran can defy those restrictions with impunity fearing no pushback from the UN Security Council," Republican Senator Bob Corker said, in response to a report by Reuters that diplomats suggested Iran's tests do not technically violate provisions of Security Council Resolution 2231.

Corker authored legislation giving the US Congress the right to review the international nuclear deal announced in July and joined other members of his party in opposing it.

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