Federal Foreign Office comments on the reported Iranian missile test

Jan 31, 2017

A Federal Foreign Office Spokesperson in Berlin today (31 January) commented as follows on reports that Iran conducted a ballistic missile test a few days ago:

The news that Iran conducted another ballistic missile test on 29 January gives cause for serious concern. The Federal Government condemns such tests as a matter of principle. They are, in our view, incompatible with UN Security Council resolution 2231, which the United Nations Security Council agreed on in July 2015.

We welcome the fact that the UN Security Council will now review the matter.

Given the current situation, such tests heighten tensions in the Near and Middle East.

Iran is called upon to avoid all actions that give rise to greater distrust. What we need is de‑escalation, confidence building and the adoption of a constructive role by Iran in solving regional conflicts.

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