Posted on March 24, 2016
This month, the Iranian government launched several missiles; two of them, according to the Iranian Fars News Agency, were marked in Hebrew with the words “Israel must be erased.” These recent launches are just the most recent of Iran’s repeated violations of UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which specifically bans the country from testing ballistic missiles that are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. In response to the tests, the US imposed sanctions in January on eleven people and companies involved in the ballistic missile program, but, so far, they haven’t deterred the Iranian government. These missile launches are clear provocations and threats to Israel. They must stop.