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Publish Date: 18:29 - 22 January 2018
TEHRAN, January 22 - Iran categorically rejected remarks made by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian that Tehran and Paris have already held talks on ballistic missiles.

Iran rejects reports on talks with France on missile issuesTEHRAN, Young Journalists Club (YJC) - “If such a remark is made by him, it is rejected. We have had no talks on missile issue.

We do negotiate with anyone over our defense and missile issues as we have already announced. This is our redline and we have clear position about that,” Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Monday.

The Islamic Republic of Iran does not change its position about this matter, he added.

“We can have talks and negotiations over some regional matters but as we have already said we have redlines and we do not permit others to cross these redlines.”

Recent reports in the German weekly Der Spiegel and French daily Le Figaro have suggested that Europe is eying to pressure Iran over its missile program and/or regional policies.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who is scheduled to visit Iran, has told Le Figaro in an interview to be published Monday that Iran “must cooperate” on those two matters.

“If Iran wants to return to the concert of nations, it must cooperate on these questions,” the French foreign minister said. “Otherwise, it will with reason always be suspected of wanting to develop nuclear weapons,” he added, linking the Iranian missile program to its nuclear program.



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