Iran revolutionary guard vows to continue expanding missile programme





Tehran - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced on Saturday that the country would continue expanding its missile programme despite warnings from the United States.



 
In a move to mark the 40th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the United States-backed shah, the IRGC said it would expand the programme "in line with our rational defence strategy ... despite the diabolical demands" of the US.
Iran's state news agency Isna cited an IRGC statement as saying the the country would pursue its anti-Israel course with "no reservations, no compromises and no negotiations."
The IRGC is under the command of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
Iran claims its missile programme does not contravene the UN resolution 2231, which relates to the country's nuclear activities, as they cannot carry nuclear warheads.
The weapons are only used to protect Iranian borders and present no threat to other countries in the region, according to the Iranian Foreign Ministry.

 


Saturday, February 9th 2019
(dpa)
           


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