UN Security Council to Meet on Iran Missile Test
The United Nations Security Council is to hold urgent talks Tuesday in response to a ballistic missile test carried out by Iran.
The United States requested the meeting following Sunday's test launch of a medium-range missile. The exact type of missile and its capabilities were not clear.
A 2015 Security Council resolution prohibits Iran from any activities related to ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads.
The eight-year ban followed the adoption of an agreement Iran reached with six world powers to limit its nuclear program in return for sanctions relief.
The deal brokered with the U.S., Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany came in response to allegations Iran was working to develop nuclear weapons, which Iran has repeatedly rejected.
U.S. President Donald Trump has been a sharp critic of the Iranian nuclear deal, saying the world powers gave up too much in exchange for too little. In a phone call this week with Saudi King Salman, Trump promised to "rigorously" enforce the agreement.
Senator Bob Corker, another opponent of the deal, said Monday Iran will no longer "be given a pass for its repeated ballistic missile violations."
"I look forward to working with my colleagues and the administration to hold Iran accountable for this and other violations while ensuring radical enforcement of existing restrictions on its nuclear program," he said in a statement.
Canadian Student Charged with Quebec City Mosque Shooting
Police in Quebec City have charged a French-Canadian university student with murder following a deadly attack on a mosque in the city.
Alexandre Bissonnette, 27, was charged Monday evening with six counts of first degree murder and five counts of attempted murder in the shooting, which Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned as a "terrorist attack on Muslims."
More than 50 people were at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Center when the shooting erupted late Sunday. A police spokeswoman, Christine Coulombe, said the six victims ranged in age from 35 to about 70. Eight others were wounded in the attack, including five who are in critical condition.
A second person was detained by police as a suspect, but is now being considered a witness.
Police did not give a motive for the attack and it is not clear if anyone else was involved in the shooting.
Speaking to Parliament Monday, Trudeau said the victims were targeted simply because of their religion, and he told Muslims who live in Canada, "We are with you."