4 countries ask UN to take action against Iran for recent ballistic missile test

The United States, France, Britain and Germany are asking the U.N. Security Council to investigate and take "appropriate action" against Iran for conducting a ballistic missile test earlier this month, which they say violated U.N. sanctions.

A report to the council committee monitoring sanctions against Iran from the four countries, which was raised at a council meeting late Wednesday, says the medium-range missile fired by Iran on Oct. 10 "is inherently capable of delivering a nuclear weapon."

It says this violates a June 9, 2010 council resolution that bans Iran from undertaking "any activity related to ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons, including launches using ballistic missile technology."

The launch was Iran's first missile test since the historic nuclear deal reached July 14 between Iran and world powers.