As Washington once again brandished the threat of sanctions, Iranian President Hassan Rohani defended his country’s right to continue its ballistic missile program, stressing that it did not violate any international text.
“We have built missiles, we are building them and we will continue to build them,” Iranian President Hassan Rohani said in an address to Parliament on October 29, noting that this was not contrary to any text. of international law.
“To defend our nation, whatever weapons we need, we will not hesitate to use, produce and store them as long as we deem necessary,” he said. your determined tone.
A statement in the form of distrust of US President Donald Trump, who decided on October 13 the “non-certification” of Tehran’s commitments as part of the agreement on its nuclear military program .
This decision of the US Head of State opened the door for the adoption on October 26 by the US House of Representatives, almost unanimously, new sanctions against Iran. The US Congress has always been very critical of the continuation of Tehran’s ballistic missile program.
Once again, the European Union and Russia had united against Washington’s decision , saying it would be harmful for the United States to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal signed in 2015 between Tehran and the 5 + 1 group (China, United States, France, Great Britain and Russia and Germany).
In early October, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the withdrawal of the US agreement would endanger international security. “Restoring the sanctions of the UN Security Council [against Iran] is out of the question,” he added.
The International Atomic Energy Agency has repeatedly said that Iran respects the agreement to stop its military nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions.