Tehran (AFP) – Iran’s armed forces spokesman stated on Saturday that there could be no talks on the nation’s missile programme with out the West’s destruction of its nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
“What Individuals say out of desperation with reference to limiting the Islamic republic of Iran’s missile functionality is an unattainable dream,” Brigadier Basic Masoud Jazayeri instructed the official IRNA information company.
“The situation for negotiations on Iran’s missiles is the destruction of America’s and Europe’s nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.”
Jazayeri stated US criticism of Iran’s missile programme was pushed by “their failures and defeats within the area.”
US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers until extra is finished to curb Iran’s missile programme.
European governments have been scrambling to appease Trump and maintain the deal intact, and have voiced rising concern over Iran’s missile programme.
French Overseas Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is because of go to Iran on Monday, stated final month that its missile programme and involvement in regional conflicts wanted to be addressed if Iran “desires to return to the household of countries”.
Ali Akbar Velayati, international coverage advisor to supreme chief Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, criticised Le Drian’s place on Saturday, simply two days earlier than they’re anticipated to fulfill.
“Iran’s defence programme isn’t the priority of different nations comparable to France, that they need to come and inform us what missiles we will have. Will we inform France the way it ought to defend itself?” he instructed the semi-official ISNA information company.
“If Le Drian’s go to is geared toward reinforcing our relationships, he would do nicely to keep away from destructive positions,” Velayati added.