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Iran confirms missile test

FILE -- In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a military parade, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. At a joint news conference   Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 with his visiting French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, refused to confirm that the country conducted a recent missile test, saying Iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between his country and world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)

FILE -- In this Sept. 21, 2016 file photo, an Emad long-range ballistic surface-to-surface missile is displayed by the Revolutionary Guard during a military parade, in front of the shrine of late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran. At a joint news conference Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 with his visiting French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, refused to confirm that the country conducted a recent missile test, saying Iran's missile program is not part of a 2015 landmark nuclear deal between his country and world powers. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi, File)  (The Associated Press)

Iran's defense minister is confirming that his country recently conducted a missile test.

The semi -official Tasnim news agency quotes Gen. Hossein Dehghan Wednesday as saying, "the recent missile test is in line with our plans and we will not let any foreigner meddle with our defense issues."

Deghan did not elaborate on when the test was conducted or what type of missile was tested, saying only that the test was not in violation of either United Nations resolutions or Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.

The White House said Monday it is studying details of an Iranian ballistic missile test. Iran is the subject of a United Nations Security Council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead.