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US: Iran Missile Test Likely Violated UN Resolution

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FILE - Image released by official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location.

FILE - Image released by official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location.

The White House says Iran likely breached United Nations rules when it tested a long-range ballistic missile last weekend.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said there were "strong indications" that Tehran "did violate U.N. Security Council resolutions that pertain to Iran's ballistic missile activities."

But the White House spokesman added that those violations are "entirely separate" from the historic nuclear deal reached between Iran and world powers.

Iran announced Sunday it had successfully tested a new domestically produced long-range missile, which it said was the first that could be guided all the way to targets.

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