No need for concern over Iran's missiles: Pres. Rouhani

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets his French counterpart Jean Yves Le Drian in Tehran

On May 12, Donald Trump is expected to decide whether to continue waiving sanctions under a USA law.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif meets Monday with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in Tehran, Iran.

Last month, French President Emmanuel Macron said that a "mechanism of sanctions and control" should be developed to "monitor" Iran's ballistic missile program. "Keeping the commitment of the treaty will show the world that negotiation and diplomacy are the best way to solve problems, but if it collapses, it will imply that talks are a loss of time", he said.

Le Drian should avoid adopting any negative position against Iran if Paris seeks to bolster relations with Tehran, said Velayati.

Zariff responded that Europe must "play a more constructive role" to preserve the agreement.

"No country can decide for us or others".

In exchange, United Nations sanctions were lifted, allowing Iran to resume trading oil and gas on the global market.

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The chief minister also announced that the cost of treatment of all those injured would be borne by the state government. Senior police officers of the region have rushed to the accident spot, the report added.

"If not tackled head on, this country risks new sanctions", he threatened.

According to reports, some of the changes to the deal that Trump has demanded include the opening of Iranian military bases to worldwide inspectors, and the curbing of Iran's missile programme - both of which are not covered by the current agreement, and are vigorously opposed by Iran.

"They think that these methods can open the door to negotiations on other issues after the nuclear agreement".

However, top Senior Adviser to Iran's Leader Ali Akbar Velayati downplayed the importance of the French move and said his country would "not be subject to defensive restrictions even if the United States wants to impose it".

Iran has dismissed Le Drian's legitimate concerns, with Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, a spokesman for Iran's armed forces, saying that foreigners had no right to express a view on Iran's defence.

"Iran is no threat to anyone".

He stressed that all Iranian parties agree on the continuation of missile capabilities, noting that "some disagreements among the political groups do not prevent defending the national interests; and the defense and missile capabilities is one of them".

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