Merkel's remarks on Iran's missile program unconstructive

TEHRAN, Jul. 09 (MNA) – Iran’s FM spokesman rejected German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s recent remarks about Iran's missile program as non-constructive.

Bahram Ghasemi underlined that the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced that its missile program is purely defensive and by no means is designed to carry nuclear warheads.

“It is not in violation of Security Council Resolution 2231, and has nothing to do with JCPOA,” Ghasemi underlined.

Iran will continue in full force its missile program based on the doctrine of defense and national security calculations, Ghasemi undelined adding such kinds of remarks will have no impact on the country's legitimate missile program.

Merkel said Thursday that "Iran continued unabated to develop its rocket program in conflict with the relevant provisions of the UN Security Council.” She also said NATO’s anti-missile system targets Iran’s rocket program and was developed purely for defense."

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