Mogherini: Iran’s missile tests do not breach nuclear deal
Tehran, Iran, Apr. 16
By Farhad Daneshvar and Mehdi Sepahvand - Trend:
The European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini has said that Iran's missile tests do not breach the nuclear deal with the world powers.
"We do not see the missile tests as a breach of the JCPOA," the EU representative said April 16 during a joint press conference with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Tehran.
"This doesn't mean that we are not concerned," Mogherini added. Earlier in March, Iran test-fired Qadr-H and Qadr-F ballistic missiles during large-scale drills, code-named Eqtedar-e-Velayat.
The US sources have claimed that Iran's missile tests violate the UN Security Council Resolution 2231 that endorsed the JCPOA.
Iranian officials have constantly reiterated that Tehran's ballistic missile tests do not violate the nuclear agreement it reached with the P5+1 group of countries and are not in breach of a United Nations Security Council resolution
Mogherini has arrived in Iran on a one-day visit at the head of a high-ranking political and economic delegation comprising seven European commissioners.