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US Requests UN to Hold Urgent Meeting on Iran Missile Test: Officials

A defense official said the suspected missile test ended with a "failed" re-entry into the earth's atmosphere

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    In this July 29, 2015, file photo, U.N. Security Council members vote on a draft resolution at U.N. headquarters in New York.

    At the request of the United States, the U.N. Security Council scheduled urgent consultations Tuesday on a reported Iranian ballistic missile test, according to U.S. officials.

    The U.S. Mission to the United Nations said it wanted the U.N.'s most powerful body to discuss Sunday's suspected launch of a medium-range missile.

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    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said earlier that he did not know the "exact nature" of the test and expected to have more information later.

    A defense official said the missile test ended with a "failed" re-entry into the earth's atmosphere. The official had no other details, including the type of missile. The official was not authorized to discuss the matter and spoke on condition of anonymity.

    Iran is the subject of a United Nations Security Council resolution prohibiting tests of ballistic missiles designed to deliver a nuclear warhead. As part of the 2015 nuclear deal, the U.N. ban was prolonged by eight years, although Iran has flaunted the restriction.

    State Department spokesman Mark Toner said the U.S. was looking into whether the ballistic missile test violates the U.S. Security Council resolution.

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    "When actions are taken that violate or are inconsistent with the resolution, we will act to hold Iran accountable and urge other countries to do so as well," Toner said.

    Sen. Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, condemned Iran for the missile test.

    "No longer will Iran be given a pass for its repeated ballistic missile violations, continued support of terrorism, human rights abuses and other hostile activities that threaten international peace and security," Corker, a Republican from Tennessee, said in a written statement.

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    The media arm of the Shiite rebels, also known as the Houthis, said the vessel was believed to belong to the Saudi Arabian navy.