(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. The US is committed
to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon, Matthew Miller,
Spokesperson for the US Department of State, said at a briefing,
He made the remark while commenting upon the fact that, on May
25, Iran has conducted a test for a ballistic missile with the
potential of 2,000-kilometer range.
"Iran's development and proliferation of ballistic missiles
poses a serious threat to regional and international security and
remains a significant nonproliferation challenge. We continue to
use a variety of nonproliferation tools, including sanctions, to
counter the further advancement of Iran's ballistic missile program
and its ability to proliferate missiles and related technology to
others," he said.
Miller added that, in defiance of UN Security Council Resolution
2231, which imposes restrictions on Iran's missile-related
activities, the Islamic Republic persists in pursuing various
missile technologies from foreign suppliers and conducting
ballistic missile tests.
"And as we've said before, an Iran with a nuclear weapon would
likely act even more provocatively, and that's why we are so
committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon," the
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