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Iran to respond to US moves by reinforcing missile defense

28 March 2016 21:49



Iranian FM Zarif said Sat. Tehran will respond to US recent moves against Iran’s missile program by further reinforcing its missile defense capabilities.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif who was accompanying President Hassan Rouhani on his two-day visit to Pakistan, said on Saturday that US claims voiced during its electoral campaigns should not be taken seriously, adding “the JCPOA is the legal commitment of the US government and it does not matter who will be in the White House next.”

Zarif went on to add, “the US government must abide by its commitments; regrettably, some presidential candidates are following the trail of zionists [in their reaction to the nuclear deal], but these are just words and one should not heed them.”

The Islamic Republic’s serious follow-up has compelled the US government to abide by its commitments not just on the paper but in action as well, he added.

Zarif also referred to Iran’s missile program, saying “Iran will impose no limits on its missile defense, because it has nothing to do with nuclear weapons.”

“Under President Rouhani’s order to minister of defense, Iran’s missile capabilities will be further reinforced,” he said.

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