Iran won’t back down on its position on missile program

May 3, 2019

Mehr News Agency:

TEHRAN, May 03 (MNA) – Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Majid Takht-e Ravanchi said that Islamic Republic will not back down on its position on missile program.

Iran’s missile program is non-negotiable, he said, adding, “Iran will not back down on its position regarding its missile program, which is a matter of national defense.”

He made the remarks on Thursday in reaction to the trip of a US official to New York aimed at persuading the UN to take a stance against Iran’s missile activities.

“We reiterated in a statement that Iran’s missiles are not included in the UNSC Resolution 2231.”

This resolution, as drawn up and ratified by the United States and other countries, puts a ban on those missiles that are designed for carrying nuclear warheads, he added.

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