Danny Danon welcomes US and allies’ call for 'appropriate response' to Iran missile test

“The international community must take action and impose sanctions against the Iranian regime.”

March 31, 2016 02:47
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Danny Danon addressing the UN Security Council, October 22, 2015

Danny Danon addressing the UN Security Council, October 22, 2015. (photo credit: UN PHOTO/KIM HAUGHTON)


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NEW YORK – Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon welcomed Wednesday the call by the US, UK, France and Germany for an “appropriate response” to Iran’s recent missile test, which they stated violated Security Council Resolution 2231.

The resolution, which endorsed last year’s nuclear agreement between Iran and the P5+1 group, prohibits Iran from launching missiles capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

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The US and its European allies wrote a joint letter to Spain’s UN Ambassador Roman Oyarzun Marchesi and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, in which they stated that the Islamic Republic’s recent ballistic tests involved missiles inherently capable of delivering nuclear weapons” and were “inconsistent with” and “in defiance of” the resolution, pain’s Marchesi and Ban.

Spain has been assigned the task of coordinating council discussions on the subject.

According to Danon, “Iran must suffer consequences for its hostility toward Israel and for its complete disregard of Resolution 2231.

“Iran’s true intentions have been revealed, despite their attempts to hide behind a cloak of smiles,” he added.

“The international community must take action and impose sanctions against the Iranian regime.”

On March 23, Danon sent a letter to members of the Security Council calling on it to take punitive action against Iran for conducting the ballistic missile test and for threatening to “wipe Israel off the face of the Earth.”

“The Security Council must not stand by in silence when one member state of the United Nations calls for the annihilation of another member state [and] continues to disregard it obligations to the international community to develop its aggressive capabilities,” he wrote.

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