Iran Carries out Ballistic Missile Test, in Defiance of UN Resolution

January 30, 2017 Updated: January 30, 2017

Iran carried out a ballistic missile test in what appears to be a violation of a United Nations resolution, officials said on Monday.

Sunday’s launch was conducted at a site outside of Semnan, some 140 miles east of the capital, Tehran.

The Khorramshahr medium-range ballistic missile traveled 600 miles before exploding in what was described as a failed test by U.S. officials, Fox News reported.

In September, Iran defense minister Brigadier Gen. Hossein Dehqan said the country would begin production of the missile.

U.N. resolution 2231 was crafted several days after the nuclear deal was implemented, with Iran being “called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using such ballistic missile technology,” according to the resolution.

President Donald Trump expressed opposition to the Iran nuclear deal during his campaign last year.

“My administration will stand side by side with Israel and Jewish leaders,” Trump said in an address to Jewish leaders, according to the Jerusalem Post. “Together, we will stand up to enemies like Iran bent on destroying Israel and your people. Together, we will make America and Israel safe again.”

U.S.- and European-imposed sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program were lifted after the deal went into effect.