U.S. seeks U.N. response for Iranian missile launch


The White House says it won't "prejudge" the outcome of a U.S. request that the United Nations find Iran in violation of a resolution banning it from testing medium-range ballistic missiles, a White House spokesman said on Friday.

Samantha Powers, U.S. envoy to the United Nations, submitted a formal complaint to the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday alleging that Tehran's Oct. 10 test of a missile supposedly capable of traveling 900-1,100 miles and bearing a maneuverable warhead was a violation of a U.N. resolution specifically barring Iran from such launches.

The missile has a maneuverable warhead to improve accuracy and complicate anti-missile defenses.

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