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Defence spokesman condemns Iran missile test


Published Jan 31, 2017

bill2.jpgBill Etheridge, UKIP Defence Spokesman, has condemned both Iran and the outgoing Obama administration in the wake of a ballistic missile test by the fundamentalist state.

In a breach of United Nations security resolution 2231, that "calls upon" Iran not to undertake any activity related to "ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons".

Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu called it a “flagrant violation” and added "Iranian aggression must not go unanswered"

He also said he would discuss the renewal of sanctions against Iran when he met President Trump during February.

Mr Etheridge, UKIP MEP for the West Midlands, said “This has caused a lot of concern in the world, and not least in Israel, a country that Iran has threatened to wipe off the face of the earth.

“It is important that the Western world hold Iran responsible and tells them “We will not stand idly by and watch you demonstrate your ability to annihilate your neighbours.”

“To the people of Israel, I would say we are watching this and we share your concern. This nuclear sabre-rattling is totally unacceptable.

The UN security council is to hold an emergency meeting at the request of the United States to discuss the missile test.

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