Iran’s Legitimate Missile Program

July 09, 2016 by Stephen Lendman

In a confidential report to Security Council members, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon lied, saying:
“While it is for the Security Council to interpret its own resolutions, I am concerned that (Iran’s) ballistic missile launches are not consistent with the constructive spirit demonstrated by” last year’s nuclear deal.
“I am concerned by the ballistic missile launches conducted by Iran in March 2016. I call upon Iran to refrain from conducting such ballistic missile launches since they have the potential to increase tensions in the region.”
Fact: Iran’s missile program complies fully with 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) principles and Security Council Resolution 2231 – making the agreement binding international law, prohibiting any nation from unilaterally abrogating it.
Fact: None of its missiles, including ballistic ones, are designed to carry nuclear warheads. No evidence suggests otherwise
Fact: Iran’s program is solely for defense, not offense. The Islamic Republic hasn’t attacked another country throughout its history. It threatens none now.
Iran’s Foreign Ministry rejected Ban’s baseless accusation, suggesting he “and his colleagues…produce a realistic report.”
“They should not yield to political pressures from some members,” adding his assessment should explain “America…not fulfilling its commitments” under JCPOA.
In March, America, Britain, France and Germany turned truth on its head, claiming Iran’s missile program violates UN resolutions. No credible, independently verifiable evidence proves it. None exists.
Western powers, Israel and many other nations conduct missile tests without Ban criticizing them. He never says they’re inconsistent with constructive international spirit.
These same powers rape and destroy one sovereign state after another, responsible for millions of deaths – polar opposite Iran’s geopolitical agenda, wanting peace, stability, cooperation with all nations and abolition of nuclear weapons.

Iran Says Ban’s Comment on Missile Program Points to Wider Plot

July 9, 2016 by

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s criticism of Iran’s commitment to the nuclear deal may be part of a conspiracy against the Islamic Republic, according to the country’s top nuclear official.

Iran must be vigilant following the comments from both Ban and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, the head of the country’s Atomic Energy Organization, Ali Akbar Salehi, said in an interview to state TV according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. The world leaders this week criticized the country for failing to cooperate on issues including restrictions on its ballistic missile program.

“A conspiracy is underway, otherwise there is no reason for Mr. Ban and Ms. Merkel to make such an outcry,” Salehi said. “I sense that they are in the process of laying groundwork and concocting.”

Six months after economic sanctions against Iran were eased as part of a deal with world powers that curbed the Islamic Republic’s nuclear ambitions, the country has yet to witness the financial benefits many predicted. Remaining U.S. sanctions and weaknesses in transparency, banking and corporate governance, as well as the threat sanctions could be reimposed, have kept many foreign companies away.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi dismissed Merkel’s comments that Iran was contradicting UN Security Council resolutions. He said the ballistic missile program is “defensive only” and not designed to carry nuclear warheads.

“Such statements will have no impact on our country’s legitimate missile program,” Qassemi said on Saturday, according to the state-run Islamic Republic News Agency.




One Response to “Iran’s Legitimate Missile Program”

  1. Nollidge says:

    Israel panics when a nearby country is willing to stand up to their criminal nonsense. Immediately tries to get someone else to do their dirty work for them,( See Iraq ),but it could be that by now Iran is armed enough to give them a fight they’d rather not get into. So they’ll try & try to get the U.S. to attack,rather than risk their own skins,& if Clinton gets in in 2017,she’ll prove mad enough to do it. But of course by then Iran will be even better prepared.

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