Expert Panel: Iran’s Oct. 10 Missile Test Violated U.N. Ban

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) -
This picture released by the official website of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Sunday, Oct. 11, 2015, claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location. Iran successfully test fired a new guided long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile, state TV reported on Sunday. It was the first such a test since Iran and world powers reach a historical nuclear deal. Iran's Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan, told the channel that the liquid-fuel missile "will obviously boost the strategic deterrence capability of our armed forces." (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)
This picture released by the official site of the Iranian Defense Ministry on Oct. 11, claims to show the launching of an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile in an undisclosed location. (Iranian Defense Ministry via AP)

The Emad rocket that Iran tested on Oct. 10 was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolution, a team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential new report.

“On the basis of its analysis and findings, the Panel concludes that the Emad launch was a violation of paragraph 9 of Security Council resolution 1929,” wrote the council’s Panel of Experts on Iran in its December 11 report.

Reuters on Tuesday reviewed the 10-page which was distributed to members of the Security Council’s Iran Sanctions Committee in recent days.