An explosion is seen behind a soldier during a joint exercise called the 'Great Prophet 17',in the southwest of Iran, in this picture obtained on December 22, 2021. REUTERS./

LONDON, Dec 24 (Reuters) – 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.

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(Reporting by Andy Bruce, Editing by Paul Sandle)