Iran Strongly Continues to Enhance Missile Might: Foreign Ministry

Iran Strongly Continues to Enhance Missile Might: Foreign Ministry
Mon Jan 18, 2016 10:57:37

Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari has said that Iran will strongly continue to upgrade its missile capabilities in defiance of fresh US sanctions over the Islamic Republic's missile program.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry issued a statement, which was read out by its spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari during his weekly press briefing on Monday, in reaction to the recent move by the United States to announce new sanctions against Iran for its ballistic missile program, saying Tehran will firmly respond to such “propaganda measures.”

“We will respond to such propaganda stunts and disruptive measures by more robustly pursuing our lawful missile program and promoting our defense capabilities and national security,” the statement said.

The US Department of the Treasury said in a statement on Sunday that it has imposed new sanctions on several individuals and firms over Iran's ballistic missile program, claiming that the program “poses a significant threat to regional and global security.”

The statement said five Iranian citizens and a network of companies based in the United Arab Emirates and China were added to a US blacklist; Press TV reported


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