Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi reacted to remarks by the French foreign minister about Iran missile program, saying that the country's missile program is solely for defensive purposes.
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says defense and missile capabilities are Iran's red line, stressing that Tehran has not held and will never hold any negotiations with Europeans in this regard.
Yemen's popular Houthi Ansarullah movement has said it would be stepping up its strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities in retaliation for the kingdom's three-year-old invasion of the impoverished country.
Speaker of Iranian Parliament Ali Larijani urged Europeans not to mix the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with the country’s missile program, adding the should stick to their commitments under the nuclear deal and pressurize the US into fulfilling its obligations.
Iran has rejected French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s request for curbing its missile program after a day of tense discussions in Tehran on Monday aimed at salvaging the historic nuclear deal.