UK condemns Iran’s launch of ballistic missiles in war games

Britain said on Friday it condemned a launch of ballistic missiles by Iran in war games conducted this week.

“These actions are a threat to regional and international security and we call on Iran to immediately cease its activities,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

Iranian forces launched 17 ballistic missiles during the “The Great Prophet 17” maneuvers, which are being held in the southwest of the country near the Persian Gulf.

The forces tested cruise missiles, advanced ballistic missiles and attack drones during what were described as “major” exercises by the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.