Iran says missile program nonnegotiable

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Tehran, Iran, Aug. 23
By Milad Fashtami - Trend:

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on August 23 that the country's missile capability is non-negotiable.

"Iran's missile capability is not included in the talks between Iran and the group of P5+1 countries or in the joint plan of action," he said, Fars NewsAgency reported.

"Iran has made its stance on the issue clear from the very beginning. Therefore, the country's missile power will not be negotiable," Dehghan explained.

"We give assurances that Tehran's defense diplomacy is based on deterrence," he added.

He went on to note that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) won't get another chance to access the Parchin site because the UN watchdog has already completed its inspections there.

Dehghan made the remarks at a news conference on the eve of the National Defense Industry Day.

Iran has recently made great achievements in its defense sector and has attained self-sufficiency in producing essential military equipment and systems, Press TV reported.

Tehran has repeatedly assured other nations that its military might poses no threat to other countries since the Islamic Republic's defense doctrine is based entirely on deterrence.

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