ABU DHABI, 9th March 2016 (WAM) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden says that if Iran breaks the terms of the nuclear deal “we will act.”
Biden spoke alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday in Jerusalem. His warning came shortly after Iran announced that it had test-fired two ballistic missiles with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written in Hebrew on them, according to the AP.
The U.S. State Department says it plans to bring a report on another missile launch before the United Nations Security Council.
Israel strongly opposed last year’s nuclear deal with Iran. Biden looked to assuage its fears by saying “a nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel, to the region and the United States.” He then reiterated: “If in fact they break the deal, we will act.”
The AP also reported that Iran has test-fired two Qadr H ballistic missiles at a target some 1,400 kilometers (870 miles) away, with the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them.
The announcement of the rocket fire comes as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden visits Israel as part of a Mideast tour. It also comes after a U.S. State Department spokesman on Tuesday criticized another missile launch, saying America planned to bring it before the United Nations Security Council.
The P5+1 group, namely the US, Britain, France, China, Russia and Germany, reached the comprehensive nuclear deal with Iran on 14th July, 2015. The accord would provide sanctions relief for Iran in exchange for limits on its controversial nuclear programme.