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Iran president Hassan Rouhani rules out negotiations over missiles

He reiterated that the nuclear deal signed in 2015 with six world powers could not be renegotiated

AFP/PTI  |  Tehran 

Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani

Iran's President on Tuesday said that negotiations on the country's missiles programme were out of the question. "We will negotiate with no one on our weapons," said Rouhani in a press conference in "Iranian-made missiles have never been offensive and never will be.

They are defensive and are not designed to carry weapons of mass destruction, since we don't have any," he said. He reiterated that the nuclear deal signed in 2015 with six world powers could not be renegotiated, despite threats from US President to reimpose sanctions unless fresh curbs were put on Iran's missiles and regional behaviour. "The key to the problems between and Washington is in Washington's hands. They need to stop their threats and sanctions and pressure, and automatically the situation will improve and we can think about our future," Rouhani said.

First Published: Tue, February 06 2018. 23:08 IST
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