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Iran’s Oct.10 missile test violated UN ban: Panel
December 16, 2015
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UNITED NATIONS: The Emad rocket that Iran tested on Oct. 10 was a ballistic missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead, which makes it a violation of a United Nations Security Council resolution, a team of sanctions monitors said in a confidential new report.

“On the basis of its analysis and findings the Panel concludes that Emad launch is a violation by Iran of paragraph 9 of Security Council resolution 1929,” the council’s Panel of Experts on Iran said in its report.

Reuters on Tuesday reviewed the 10-page report, which was dated Dec. 11 and went to members of the Security Council’s Iran sanctions committee in recent days.


Separately, Iran’s health ministry said on Tuesday an outbreak of swine flu has claimed 57 lives since mid-November in Iran, where hundreds of people have been diagnosed with the virus.

“Around 900 patients have been diagnosed with the H1N1 flue virus across the country,” the head of the ministry’s communicable diseases department, Mohammad Mehdi, told AFP.

He said 57 patients have died, 15 higher than the last death toll announced on Dec.10.

The deaths from the H1N1 virus have been mostly in south-eastern Iran: 33 were recorded in Kerman and five in Sistan-Baluchistan provinces.

“In the past two weeks 2,700 suspected cases have been tested,” Gouya told Mehr news agency.

Authorities have warned the population against a possible spread of the disease to Tehran and the provinces in the north and west.

“This flu comes from beyond our borders, especially from Sistan-Baluchistan” near Pakistan, Health Minister Hassan Hashemi said Monday.

“But every year it becomes wilder and more resistant” to treatment.

A major H1N1 outbreak sparked a World Health Organisation pandemic alert in June 2009, after the virus emerged from Mexico and the United States.

The outbreak killed some 18,500 people in 214 countries. The alert was lifted in August 2010.

The first instance of swine flu in Iran was reported in June 2009 when a 16-year-old Iranian boy entered the country with his family on a flight from the United States.


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