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Iran challenges the world, presses on ballistic missiles

Iran's ballistic missiles threaten the world

Iranian regime said Monday its ballistic missile program would continue despite international pressures.


During talks with visiting French Foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council claimed his country's missiles pose no threat to the world and they were "purely defensive".  


"Our missile work is... in line with our defensive policy, which poses no threat to any country," the Iranian official said, according to the Jerusalem Post. 


Meanwhile,  Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Masoud Jazayeri said "Iran's missile programme will continue non-stop and foreign powers have no right to intervene on this issue".

Jazayeri added in statements to Tasnim News Agency that no Iranian official had permission to "discuss this issue with foreigners.

Le Drian is currently on a one-day trip to Tehran. He voiced concerns over the Shiite country's nuclear program. 


US President Donald Trump threatened to quit the 2015 deal Iran signed with the world major powers.