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Biden responds to Iranians’ missile test: We will act if they break deal

US Vice President Joe Biden says the United States will take action against Iran if long-range ballistic missile tests Tehran said it carried out were confirmed.

“I want to reiterate, as I know people still doubt, if in fact they break the [nuclear] deal, we will act,” Biden said during his two-day visit to Israel.

“All their conventional activity outside the deal, which is still beyond the deal, we will and are attempting to act wherever we can find it.”

A missile launched from the Alborz mountains in Iran on March 9 2016, reportedly inscribed in Hebrew "Israel must be wiped out." (Fars News)
A missile launched from the Alborz mountains in Iran on March 9 2016, reportedly inscribed in Hebrew “Israel must be wiped out.” (Fars News)

Biden was speaking after meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem.

Earlier Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles, which an Iranian news agency said had the phrase “Israel must be wiped out” written on them in Hebrew. An Iranian commander said the test was designed to demonstrate to Israel that it is within Iranian missile range.

— AP contributed

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