U.N. experts have issued a report saying Iran's firing of a ballistic missile in October violated U.N. sanctions banning the Islamic Republic from launches capable of delivering nuclear weapons.

The report submitted to the U.N. Security Council and seen by The Associated Press on Tuesday said the launch used banned ballistic missile technology. The missile had a range of at least 1,000 kilometers (620 miles) and a payload of at least 1,000 kilograms (2,200 pounds).

The United States, France, Britain and Germany asked the Security Council on Oct. 21 to investigate and take "appropriate action" against Iran for the Oct. 10 missile launch.

The report by experts from the council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran supports the contention of the four countries that the firing violated U.N. sanctions.