The Obama administration on Monday strongly condemned Iran's test-fire of long-range missiles, saying the "provocative behavior" only get Iran isolated.
Following a series of short-range missile tests, Iran on Monday test-fired the long-range Shahab-3 missile and the surface-to-surface Sajil missile, both reportedly are capable of hitting objectives in Israel, most Arab countries and southern Europe.
A Ghadr 1 class Shahab 3 long range missile rises into the air during a test from an unknown location in central Iran Sept. 28, 2009.
"I would lump any of these into the provocative nature with which Iran has acted on the world stage for a number of years," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said, urging Tehran to absorb its nuclear and missile program.
"They have one of two paths that they can take. They can continue the path that they've been on, ... or it can make a decision to step away from its nuclear weapons program and build confidence in the world," said Gibbs.