Iran Accuses UK of Meddling After Statement on Ballistic Missile Test

© AFP 2022 / ATTA KENAREA picture taken on November 10, 2019, shows an Iranian flag in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility
A picture taken on November 10, 2019, shows an Iranian flag in Iran's Bushehr nuclear power plant, during an official ceremony to kick-start works on a second reactor at the facility - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.12.2021
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The latest ballistic missile test by Iran did not violate the UN Security Council on the 2015 nuclear deal, and the United Kingdom's claims to the contrary represent an attempt to meddle in the Islamic Republic's internal affairs, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said Friday.
The missile test, which saw over a dozen surface-to-surface ballistic missiles fired during drills in southern Iran, was carried out amid a break in nuclear deal talks in Vienna. The negotiations to revive the Iran nuclear deal and lift US sanctions are set to resume on 27 December.
Saeed Khatibzadeh, spokesperson for the ministry, stressed in a statement issued via Telegram that Tehran's launches were in full compliance with international laws shortly after the UK blasted the missile tests.

"Iran acts in compliance with international laws and regulations as well as own defence needs, therefore, such statements and stance are not only regarded as meddling in Iran's internal affairs, but also continue London's double standard policy", spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh said, as quoted by the ministry's Telegram channel.

Khatibzadeh further dismissed the allegation of Tehran breaching UNSC Resolution 2231 on the Iran nuclear issue.
Earlier, the IRNA news agency reported Iran had fired 16 surface-to-surface ballistic missiles during a drill in the country's south, a development that subsequently prompted the UK Foreign Office to denounce the actions as "a clear breach of UN Security Council Resolution 2231".
This handout photo provided by Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) official website via SEPAH News on January 15, 2021, shows a launch of missiles during a military drill in an unknown location in central Iran - Sputnik International, 1920, 24.12.2021
Watch Simultaneous Launch of Over a Dozen Ballistic Missiles by Iran in Drills Aimed at Israel
The resolution, which was adopted in July 2015, endorsed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and stipulated that Tehran scrap is nuclear programme in favour of lifting sanctions against Iran. The UK has asserted that the test launching of ballistic missiles is in violation of the resolution.
The UK's statement underscored that Iran's missile tests threaten both regional and international security, and urged Tehran to cease these activities.
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