Iran rebuffs France’s calls to curb its missile program

Israel National News reports: “Iran on Monday rebuffed French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s calls to curb its missile program after a day of tense discussions in Tehran aimed at salvaging the 2015 nuclear deal, AFP reported.

Le Drian said there was ‘still a lot of work to do’ on Iran’s missile program after meeting with top officials, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

Zarif countered that Europe needed to ‘play a more constructive role to preserve’ the nuclear deal.

‘And above all to put pressure on the United States to meet its commitments under the deal and not to allow it to present illogical and illegal demands,’ Zarif added, according to AFP.

The 2015 deal lifted economic sanctions in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program. It was signed by the United States, China, France, Russia, Britain, Germany and the European Union.

U.S. President Donald Trump, however, is against the deal signed by his predecessor, Barack Obama, and has been one of its most vocal critics…”

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