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Iran Defies the U.S. Again, Tests Another Ballistic Missile

Iran is a completely trustworthy member of the international community, and we can count on it to abide by all international agreements and U.N. Security Council resolutions:

Iran has carried out a new medium range ballistic missile test in breach of two United Nations Security Council resolutions, a senior U.S. official told Fox News on Monday.

Western intelligence says the test was held Nov. 21 near Chabahar, a port city in southeast Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province near the border with Pakistan. The launch took place from a known missile test site along the Gulf of Oman.

The missile, known as a Ghadr-110, has a range of 1,800 – 2000 km, or 1200 miles, and is capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. The missile fired in November is an improved version of the Shahab 3, and is similar to the precision guided missile tested by Iran on Oct. 10, which elicited strong condemnation from members of the U.N. Security Council.

How “strong” was U.N. condemnation? This strong:

The Security Council is still debating how to respond to Iran’s last test in October.

Actions speak louder than words, and American and U.N. actions demonstrate that Iran can support terror, kill American troops, develop its nuclear program, foment sectarian conflict across the Middle East, and test ballistic missiles while being rewarded with a multi-billion dollar economic stimulus.

In the aftermath of the Sinai, Paris, and San Bernardino, the eyes of the world are understandably fixed on ISIS. In the meantime, however, Iran not only grows more powerful, it plays a much more shrewd long game designed to establish itself as a regional jihadist superpower — and America is helping it along. Of all the dangerous legacies of the Obama administration’s weakness and appeasement, strengthening Iran may ultimately prove the most deadly of all.

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