Iran is continuing the development of its ballistic missile programme, including conducting missile tests on 24 and 30 December. UN Security Council Resolution 2231, which was unanimously adopted in the Security Council and underpins the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), calls on Iran not to undertake activities related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, including launches using such ballistic missile technology. These UN ballistic missile restrictions remain in place until 2023. Iran's ballistic missile programme is destabilising for the region and poses a threat to European security.
Alongside France and Germany (as E3), we have written regularly to the UN Secretary-General, most recently on 11 August, to draw attention to Iranian missile activity inconsistent with UNSCR 2231. We urge Iran to fully abide by UNSCR 2231 and all other relevant resolutions.