White House: Iran missile test a likely UN violation

October 13, 2015 GMT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says there are “strong indications” that Iran violated U.N. Security Council resolutions when it test fired a new ballistic missile.

White House press secretary Josh Earnest said Tuesday that such violations are nothing new.

Earnest says the Iranians have “almost serially” violated international concerns about the country’s ballistic missile program.

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

Earnest said that Iran over the last few years has had a track record of abiding by its commitments related to the nuclear talks.

Iranian state TV reported on Sunday that the Iranians successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile.