UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – The missiles designed by Iran are not intended to be used as vectors of weapons of mass destruction, but conventional weapons to ensure the country’s self-defense, the Iranian government said.
Tehran does not design missiles for weapons of mass destruction , the United States and its allies can not restrict the right of self-defense of the country, says the Iranian government in a statement.
“The United States and its allies […] can not impose their restrictions on Iran’s legitimate defenses, including our missiles that have been developed for use as conventional weapons carriers in light of the bitter experience lived during the imposed war [between Iran and Iraq, ed], “informed the Cabinet of Ministers.
Such actions constitute a “flagrant violation” of international law, including the right of self-defense, referring to Article 51 of the UN Charter.
With a series of countries in the region expressing their fears about Iran’s “influence” in the Middle East, Tehran further described its presence in Syria and Iraq as legitimate, pointing out that this is precisely what it says. support for Damascus and Baghdad, which has been successful in the fight against extremism.