Iran says it refuses to negotiate on the missile project and its regional activities

Xinhua News Agency, Tehran, January 20 (Reporter Xia Chen) Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif said on the 20th that the comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue is a “firm” agreement approved by the UN Security Council and does not involve Iranian missile projects and areas. On the issue of activities, Iran will not renegotiate.

  According to the news agency of the Islamic Republic of Iran, after the cabinet meeting held that day, a reporter asked questions about news that the new US government was seeking to include restrictions on Iran’s missile projects and regional activities into the Iran nuclear agreement. Zarif responded by saying that these two issues were not included in the Iran nuclear agreement at that time. “This is why Iran (at the time) accepted the arms embargo for five years and the (ballistic) missile (technology transfer) restrictions on 8 The reason for the year”.

   Zarif said that if the United States wants to talk about weapons and equipment, it should first stop selling large amounts of weapons to regional countries.

   According to reports, the US Secretary of State nominee Anthony Brinken stated on the 19th that with regard to the Iran nuclear agreement, the ultimate goal of the new US government is to include restrictions on Iran’s missile projects and regional activities in the agreement. Previously, European countries related to the Iranian nuclear agreement have also expressed the same wishes.

   In July 2015, Iran reached a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear issue with the United States, Britain, France, Russia, China and Germany. According to the agreement, Iran promised to limit its nuclear program and the international community lifted sanctions against Iran. After the agreement is implemented, the current arms embargo on Iraq will be maintained for up to five years, and the ban on the transfer of ballistic missile technology to Iraq will be lifted after eight years at the latest. However, the United States unilaterally withdrew from the Iran nuclear agreement in May 2018, and subsequently restarted and added a series of sanctions against Iran. In this regard, Iran has gradually suspended the implementation of some of the terms of the agreement since May 2019, but promised that the measures taken are “reversible”


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