Tehran, March 19, IRNA – The European Union must discuss Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen, as well as its ballistic missiles program, said French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Monday, whereas EU foreign policy chief has refuted reports of a new sanction against Tehran.
The US House of Representatives in Congress has voted overwhelmingly to impose new sanctions against Iran's ballistic missile program, a move that could undermine the international nuclear agreement with Tehran.
Iranian Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations Es’haq Al-e Habib says the country’s missile program is not open to negotiation and will continue with strength and according to the Islamic Republic’s national defense agenda.
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has sharply denounced the US president’s hostile policies and insults against the Iranian nation, vowing that the country will speed up its conventional missile program and regional role in response to enemy threats.
Iran’s new Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the missile program of the Islamic Republic will push ahead relentlessly, vowing to continue activities of the country’s defense industry.
Iran’s defensive missile program is part of its “national interests,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says, asserting that the new US sanctions against the Islamic Republic over its missile activities are “illegitimate” and only harm the nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1.
A senior Iranian lawmaker has warned that Western countries are hatching a “new plot” against Iran over its missile program, saying, however, that the Islamic Republic will wisely respond to such moves.
Iran has warned the US against imposing any fresh sanctions on international companies and individuals over the Islamic Republic's ballistic missile program, saying Tehran will respond to such meddlesome measures.