Iran Conducts Ballistic Missiles Tests

Iran has launched several ballistic missiles from silos across the country as part of a military exercise, according to state media, defying US pressure. The Revolutionary Guards said in a statement that the tests demonstrated the country’s “deterrent power”.

US officials said that if the reports were confirmed, they would raise the matter at the UN Security Council. While they are not in violation of the nuclear agreement hashed out between Iran and five other nations, there are likely in violation of UN Security Council resolution.

ABC’s Matt McGarry joined us from Beirut.