Iran’s missile program is for defensive purposes and the Islamic republic will never negotiate over it, Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said. “Primarily, Iran’s missiles are for defence and we need them for deterrence,” Xinhua quoted Zarif as saying to Press TV on Saturday.

He made the remarks in Doha in response to a question about U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s allegation on December 1, who claimed that Iran had test-fired a medium-range ballistic missile in violation of United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231.

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