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Russia: Claims of Iran Missile Threat to NATO Unfounded

12 May 2016 9:33

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Russian Foreign Ministry said claims that Iran missile program poses threat to NATO are unfounded.

Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for non-proliferation and arms control, Mikhail Ulyanov, was ruling out US claims that the comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran did not resolve the threat posed by Iran’s ballistic missiles.Director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for non-proliferation and arms control, Mikhail Ulyanov

Press secretary of the US Embassy in Moscow, William Stevens, said earlier on Wednesday that Iran continued to develop and test ballistic missiles of increasingly longer range that could reach NATO Europe.

“It is unclear what the assertions about the Iranian missile program posing a threat are based upon. For whom? If for the US, it’s ridiculous, because the range of Iranian missiles is less than 2,000 kilometers [some 1,243 miles]. Even US forces in Europe are located farther away from Iran,” Ulyanov said, according to Sputniknews.

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