Iran's Foreign Minister Says Missile Program Not Negotiable

Justin Holcomb
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Posted: Apr 11, 2016 9:45 AM
Iran's Foreign Minister Says Missile Program Not Negotiable

Iran continues to taunt the United States regardless of John Kerry's call to to work on a “new arrangement.”

This comes after several heated weeks of Iran asking to cultivate their own nuclear detonators, sending shipments of arms to rebels in Yemen, and publicly calling for the United States to back down.

The missile program and “defense capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran are not negotiable,” said Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Sunday. He went on to say that if the U.S. was serious about peace talks in the Middle East, it should stop supplying arms to Israel and Saudi Arabia.

On Thursday, Kerry said the U.S. and its allies “we’re prepared to work a new arrangement to find a peaceful solution to these issues.” 

Zarif also alluded to an idea that the U.S. is secretly funding and arming ISIS.

“The U.S. needs to view regional issues more seriously than raise baseless and threadbare allegations against Iran,” said Zarif. “Mr. Kerry should ask U.S. allies where the Islamic State’s arms come from.”