The Supreme leader of the Islamic revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reiterated that the Islamic Republic of Iran will not stop missile development. According to him, they are defensive in nature.
«We have built, are building and will continue to build rockets. Our missile program does not violate any international agreements,» — said the head of state, adding that the produced and accumulated by Iran of weapons is defensive in nature.
Iran says it is not developing missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads. However, many experts argue that the Iranian space research programme is a cover for developing Intercontinental ballistic missiles.
Khamenei, speaking before the deputies of the Iranian Parliament, criticized the administration’s refusal Donald trump to recognize that Tehran adheres to the agreement on the fate of Iran’s nuclear program, signed in Vienna in 2015.
«Are you ready to cross through the agreement, recognized by the UN Security Council, compliance with which is confirmed by IAEA inspectors. And yet, you expect that you will negotiate?» said the Ayatollah.