The Iranian foreign Minister said, as Tehran will use its missiles

© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova in Photobacterium Tehran, Iran. Archival photoThe Iranian foreign Minister said, as Tehran will use its missiles© RIA Novosti / Vladimir Fedorenkova the image Bank

Foreign Minister of Iran Javad Zarif said that Iran would use the missiles only in self-defense and does not create missiles that can carry nuclear warheads, reports Reuters.

Speaking in new York, the Iranian foreign Minister said that Tehran would use missiles only for self-defense. «We need them to ensure that another (former leader of Iraq, talking about the war between Iraq and Iran — ed.) Saddam Hussein will not work because of the angle and will not cause an attack against us again,» he said.

Zarif noted that Iran does not create a rocket that can carry a nuclear warhead.

Iran and «six» of international mediators in July 2015 have reached a historic agreement on the settlement of the longstanding problem of the Iranian atom. Lengthy negotiations ended with the adoption of the action plan, the implementation of which will completely withdraw from Iran’s previously imposed economic and financial sanctions the UN security Council, the US and the EU in exchange for the confirmation of the peaceful nature of Iran’s nuclear program.

While the US maintains sanctions against Iran’s missile program, human rights, and in connection with suspicions that Tehran is sponsoring terrorism.


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