TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated that the country’s missile capabilities would never be subject to negotiation.
News ID: 66980
Publish Date: 13November 2017 - 17:16
"(Iran’s) missile activity is by no means negotiable,”
Qassemi stressed on Monday during his weekly press briefing.
He added that the Islamic Republic will not negotiate with
any country or individual about its missile and defense issues under any
circumstances, stressing that Tehran has the right to pursue policies to boost
its defense capabilities.
Iran has always stressed that its military might and test of
missiles are an issue relating to defense of its territorial integrity and has
nothing to do with the JCPOA, the nuclear deal reached between Tehran and the
Group 5+1 (Russia, China, the US, Britain, France and Germany) back in July
Iran has also underscored frequently that its military might
poses no threat to other countries and that the Islamic Republic’s defense
doctrine is entirely based on deterrence.
Referring to allegations made by certain Arab officials
about Iran’s interference in other countries’ affairs, Qassemi said, "Iran does
not interfere in the affairs of Arab countries and what is being claimed (by
some Arab officials) is pure fabrication and illusion”.
They are making such claims due to their successive defeats
both in the region and outside the region, he added.