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    The German government condemns Iran's recent missile tests that contradict a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution, the German Foreign Ministry said in a statement Wednesday.

    BERLIN (Sputnik) — Earlier this week, Iranian state media reported the country’s Revolutionary Guard Corps had carried out a ballistic missile launch as one of the last steps in testing the capabilities of Iranian-produced missiles.

    "The German Government condemns these missile tests and particularly the anti-Israeli threats they were linked to. We regard such tests as incompatible with the relevant UN Security Council resolution," the statement reads.

    According to the ministry, in light of the tense situation in the region, these tests do not contribute to the de-escalation of tensions.

    "We call on Iran to refrain from actions that reinforce mistrust and deepen conflicts and instead to play a constructive role in resolving regional conflicts."

    Germany claims that Iran is testing ballistic missiles in violation of Resolution 2231. The resolution calls on Iran to refrain from missile tests, but does not explicitly outlaw such tests.

    The United States has called on the UN Security Council to convene in order to address Iran’s ballistic missile activities.

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