EU: Iran missile tests no violation of nuclear deal

EU: Iran missile tests no violation of nuclear deal

EU foreign policy chief’s spokeswoman Nabila Massrali said that the Iranian ballistic-missile program was not part” of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and “hence the tests are not a violation of it.”

Earlier, Iran's Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan confirmed that the Islamic Republic had tested a new missile.

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Ghasemi, in turn, said that missile tests are inherent and indisputable right of Iran to defend its security and national interests.

“Iran’s missile programs have merely defensive nature and none of ballistic missiles have been designed to have potential to carry nuclear warhead,” he said, noting that the issue lies outside Resolution 2231 of the United Nations Security Council.

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