On March 8, Iran fired another ballistic missile called Qiam from silo-based launchers in different locations across the country.
“Instead of measures that only lead to instability in the region and the world, the US government needs to [respond to] serious security demands in western Asia, including nuclear disarmament of the Zionist regime, end crimes and warmongering by the US allies in Syria and Yemen, and engage in a sincere campaign against Daesh and [other] Takfiri terrorist groups,” Jaberi Ansari said.
He added that the Iranian missile program does not violate the JCPOA and is not in breach of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231, which endorses the nuclear agreement signed between Tehran and the P5+1 group – Russia, China, France, Britain, the US and Germany – last year and a Security Council Resolution, which endorsed the JCPOA.
After Iran and the P5+1 group started to implement the JCPOA on January 16, all nuclear-related sanctions imposed on Iran by the European Union, the Security Council and the US were lifted. Iran, in return, has put some limitations on its nuclear activities.
Resolution 2231, adopted on July 20, 2015, calls upon Iran not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology.