Iran's FM gives harsh response to critics of Iran’s missile launches
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 16
By Farhad Daneshvar - Trend:
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has tweeted a strong response to those criticizing Iran's missile launches.
Neither nuclear deal (JCPOA) clinched between Iran and the world powers last July nor the UN Security Council Resolution endorsing the JCPOA prohibit Iran from test-firing missiles which are not capable of carrying nuclear warheads, he said.
Earlier on March 12, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the world powers to take "immediate punitive steps" against Iran, following its ballistic missile tests last week.
On March 9, Iran's test-fired several ballistic missiles from several bases across the country as part of a recent massive missile drills.