MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Moscow believes that Iran has not violated its international commitments on ballistic missile launches, the head of the Russian Foreign Ministry's Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control said Tuesday.
Earlier in the day, media reports emerged that Iran had carried out a test ballistic missile launch.
"The Iranians are not violating anything. There is not a word in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) about missiles, only the [UN] resolution, to be more precise the addendum to the resolution mentions them. But again, we are talking about a 'call upon' [not actual ban]," Mikhail Ulyanov said.
Western officials claim that Iran's recent ballistic missile tests involved missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and were carried out in defiance of UNSC resolution 2231, adopted last July to endorse the JCPOA.