Resolution 2231 not banned Iran on conventional missile program: Spox

Tehran, Jan 12, IRNA – Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi on Friday described the efforts to impose false interpretations of Resolution 2231 on Iran’s missile program as irresponsible, saying that the resolution has never banned Iran's conventional and defensive missile program.

He made the remarks in reaction to French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman's remarks about Iran’s missile program, adding that France is expected to avoid repeating wrong claims of the opponents of the JCPOA.

'Unlike French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman’s claims, Iran’s missile program was not based for non-conventional purposes, as it is natural right of Iran to invigorate its scientific and defense capabilities in the context of missile program, which in no way contravenes Resolution 2231,' he said.

“No part of the resolution has banned Iran on a conventional and defense missile program,” he said, reiterating that Iran’s defensive missile program is both legal and its natural right.

French Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll made the remarks to comments by President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, who said two satellites would be sent into space using Iran-made missiles.

France recalls that the Iranian missile program does not conform with UN Security Council Resolution 2231, she claimed.

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