Mis­sile Pro­gram a Red­line

Iran News - - DOMESTIC -

FARS* - Sec­re­tary of Iran’s Ex­pe­di­ency Coun­cil (EC) Mohsen Rezaee un­der­lined that the Is­lamic Repub­lic con­sid­ers its de­fense pro­gram, in­clud­ing bal­lis­tic mis­sile de­vel­op­ment, as its red­line, and the coun­try’s senor of­fi­cials would ac­cept no pro­posal for talks.

“We ne­go­ti­ated over the nu­clear is­sue be­cause we never had an in­ten­tion to make an atomic bomb but about the mis­siles, we in­tend to make them to de­fend our­selves and hence ne­go­ti­a­tion over it is mean­ing­less,” Rezaee, a for­mer Chief Com­man­der of the Is­lamic Rev­o­lu­tion Guards Corps (IRGC), wrote on his In­sta­gram ac­count.

“We are will­ing to sit at ne­go­ti­a­tions over nu­clear dis­arm­ing of Is­rael or the re­gion free from nu­clear weapons, but mis­siles are our de­fen­sive shields and if un­der­mined we will get weak in de­fend­ing our­selves,” the se­nior of­fi­cial added.

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