WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 09:  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump addresses a rally against the Iran nuclear deal on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol September 9, 2015 in Washington, DC. Thousands of people gathered for the rally, organized by the Tea Party Patriots, which featured conservative pundits and politicians.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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The US Mission to the UN wants the Security Council to discuss the launch

Israel issued a sharp rebuke to Iran for the test

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Iran has conducted its first missile test since US President Donald Trump took office, giving the nascent administration an early opportunity to show the world how they plan to deal with a key US adversary.

A US defense official told CNN the medium-range missile was launched on Sunday, and that the test failed, posing no threat to the US or its allies in the region.

The United States Mission to the United Nations says it’s requesting that the UN Security Council hold a closed-door meeting to discuss the test, which it said involved the launch of a ballistic missile.

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer in his Monday briefing confirmed the test occurred, but didn’t give any details on how the White House plans to deal with the Iranian show of force.

“We’re aware that Iran fired that missile, we’re looking into the exact nature of it,” Spicer said.

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The nuclear deal

US Sen. Bob Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and a critic of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, called the missile launch a violation of Iran’s international commitments.

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“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 said in a statement.

Israel also condemned the move; its ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, saying the launch defied Security Council resolutions and “revealed its true intentions.”

“The international community must not bury its head in the