Iran vows to never stop ballistic-missile program

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the Revolutionary Guards 'never accepted the UN Security Council resolutions on Iran's missile work'

Iran vows to never stop ballistic-missile program

World Bulletin / News Desk

commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards has vowed Wednesday the country's ballistic-missile program will never stop under any circumstances and Tehran has missiles ready to fire.

Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said that the Revolutionary Guards "never accepted the UN Security Council resolutions on Iran's missile work."

The Revolutionary Guards test-fired several ballistic missiles two day in a row on Tuesday and Wednesday, state media reported.

Hajizadeh said that the Qadr-H missiles were designed with a range of 2,000 kilometers.

Commentators said the tests are seen as a challenge to a UN resolution and the 2015 nuclear deal under which Tehran agreed to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for relief from economic sanctions.

But Iran denied the missile tests were a violation of the landmark 2015 agreement, which led to the lifting of sanctions in January.

"Iran's missile program and its test-firing of missiles in the past days during a military drill are not against its nuclear commitments and the nuclear deal reached with the six powers," Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi-Ansari said.

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