Iranian Foreign Ministry slams UK Foreign Office’s ‘meddlesome statement’ on Iran’s defensive capabilities

Iranian Foreign Ministry slams UK Foreign Office’s ‘meddlesome statement’ on Iran’s defensive capabilities

The Iranian Foreign Ministry has lambasted the United Kingdom for a “meddlesome statement” issued by the Foreign Office on Iran’s defensive capabilities, stressing that Tehran acts within international laws and regulations and in accordance with the Islamic Republic’s defense needs.

“The nuclear program of the Islamic Republic of Iran is completely peaceful, as evidenced by thousands of hours of inspections and numerous reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and Iran has not designed its missiles for nuclear purposes since it did not have and does not have any plans to use nuclear energy militarily,” Saeed Khatibzadeh said in a statement on Friday.

“The British know better than anyone else that Iran’s missile program has nothing to do with UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and its provisions,” he added, stressing that it is the UK that practically violates the provisions of the said resolution through “arbitrary interpretation.”

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