Iran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes: Rouhani
(8 months ago)
Tehran [Iran], October 29 : Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has said that Tehran will continue to produce missiles for defence purposes and does not believe it to be a violation of international accords, Al Jazeera reported.
"We have built, are building and will continue to build missiles, and this violates no international agreements," Rouhani was quoted by State TV, as saying.
"We will produce any weapons of any kind that we need," the 68-year-old said, in a speech to parliament.
Rouhani's comments came after the U.S. House of Representatives has voted to impose new sanctions on entities that help supply Iran's ballistic missile program.
According to reports, the Trump administration hopes that the threat of renewed sanctions will induce Iran to agree to new restrictions on the missile program.
However, Iran has underscored that they will never agree to such terms.
Earlier, US President Donald Trump had threatened to terminate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Congress and US allies fail to amend the agreement by fixing serious flaws in significant ways.
Condemning Trump's decision, Former Secretary of State John Kerry said, "President Trump's decision today is dangerous, He's creating an international crisis. It endangers America's national security interests and those of our closest allies."