Iran has expressed no confidence in European countries in the wake of recent comments made about Iran’s missile might.
In remarks late on Thursday, during a ceremony where Iran unveiled its underground ballistic missile production factory for the first time, Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the bloc was the main supplier of arms to former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein during the 1980-88 war against his country.
“We do not trust the Europeans, and it is better for them not to sacrifice themselves for (US President Donald) Trump.”
Hajizadeh was referring to European countries’ echoing Washington’s stance concerning the Islamic Republic and their attempts to similarly exercise pressure on Tehran.
Last month, France urged Iran to “immediately cease all ballistic missile-related activities designed to carry nuclear weapons, including tests using ballistic missile technology”.