Ballistic missile tension between Europe and Iran lands at the UN
France, Germany and the United Kingdom sent a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres saying Iran missile program goes against a UN resolution and calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.
After the letter sent by France, Germany and the United Kingdom to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Iran accused the three European countries of "a desperate falsehood" for saying its missile program goes against a U.N. resolution calling on Tehran not to undertake any activity related to nuclear-capable ballistic missiles.
Iranian officials said none of its missiles are designed to be nuclear-capable, and Iran "is determined to resolutely continue its activities related to ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles, both of which are within its inherent rights under international law."
France, Germany and the UK said they had firmly concluded that "Iran’s developments of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles" are "inconsistent" with the missile provision in the Security Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif dismissed the accusation in the letter of the three European countries and twitted: "If the three European countries want a modicum of global credibility, they can begin by exerting sovereignty rather than bowing to US bullying".