Iran rejects Macron's call for talks on missile issue

Iran rejects Macron's call for talks on missile issue

The Iraqi parliament's National Security and Foreign Policy Commission spokesman, Hossein Naqavi Hosseini, called Macron's remarks "an example of intervention in the internal affairs of Iran".

The comments come in response to French President Emmanuel Macron, who said that there is a need to start negotiations regarding Iran's ballistic missiles.

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the missile program was defensive and unrelated to the 2015 nuclear deal that the country signed with the six world leaders, according to a statement published on ministry's website.

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has responded to the call of the French President to hold talks on the country's ballistic missile program, firmly rejecting the idea and noting that it is exclusively defensive in nature.

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Iran's nuclear deal saw sanctions imposed on Tehran lifted in exchange for limits on its atomic program.

Referring to the Saudi claim, the French President had raised the prospect of possible sanctions with regard to those activities.

The Saudis are in full support of President Trump's decision not to certify Iran as in compliance with Obama's treacherous "deal".

Iran has repeatedly told French officials that the agreement is "not renegotiable and Iran doesn't allow the other sides to annex other issues to it", Qassemi stated.

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Saudi Arabia heaped on additional the accusations, stating that Iran supplied weapons to the Houthi rebels.

The Yemeni army on November 5 confirmed that it had targeted Saudi Arabia's King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh with a long-range Borkan H2 ballistic missile.

The United States accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen's Houthi rebels with a missile that was sacked into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the United Nations to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions.

Iran inked the deal with Britain, China, Germany, France, Russia and the United States.

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Macron also said there was no immediate alternative to the Iranian nuclear deal - long lambasted by U.S. President Donald Trump - which curbs Iran's nuclear program.

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