Speaking in Australia, Mohammad Javad Zarif said that the missiles tested last week would never be used in aggression. The tests drew international concern and prompted a meeting on Monday of the 15-nation United Nations Security Council. “These missiles do not even fall within the purview of 2231 and they are not illegal,” he told reporters, referring to the council resolution, adopted in July, that endorsed the nuclear deal. Iran launches a ballistic missile (Photo: Reuters) “Iran will never use any means to attack any country, including our missiles. These are only for our defense. I challenge those who are complaining about Irans missile program … to make the same statement,” he added. The United States on Monday vowed to continue pushing for UN Security Council action on the ballistic missile tests and accused Russia of looking for reasons not to respond to what is says are Iranian violations of the resolution. US Ambassador Samantha Power was referring to comments from Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin, who said that in the view of veto-wielding Russia, Irans ballistic missile tests did not violate resolution 2231.