Iran denies report that its missile program is open to negotiation

Tehran’s Mehr news agency Friday night denied a report that its ballistic missile program was open to negotiation. The foreign ministry spokesman is quoted as saying: “Iran has in all bilateral diplomatic meetings … emphasized that its defensive missile program is not negotiable and that it is not inconsistent with UN Security Council resolution 2231.” This denial applied to a report that Iran had suggested to the six world opens that it might accept missile talks to reducing tension over its nuclear program.

DEBKAfile: Throughout the nuclear negotiations of 2013-2015, Iran adhered to his refusal to submit its missile program to inspections or restrictions. This position was accepted by Barack Obama after Iran’s Revolutionary Guards leaders stipulated that certain limitations on the Iranian nuclear program would be acceptable – provided only that the ballistic program was not affected.

 

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