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Iran denies UN claim on North Korea missile aid

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

News Code :9002-00404

TEHRAN (ISNA)-Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi rejected the UN claim that Iran and North Korea are sharing ballistic missile know-how.

"We are fully self-sufficient in the domain and nothing has been exchanged between us," said Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi on the sidelines of cabinet meeting on Wednesday.

He then said some locally-made defense projects would be unveiled late May including new boats, ballistic missiles and ammunitions.

A UN panel of experts' confidential report claimed that North Korea aided Iran’s ballistic missile program.

The report was submitted to the UN Security Council, claimed that “prohibited ballistic missile-related items are suspected to have been transported between the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and the Islamic Republic of Iran on regular scheduled flights of Air Koryo and Iran Air.”

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman has already dismissed the claim, saying that “this is propaganda and we believe that certain goals are pursued by spreading such news.”

Mehmanparast added that Iran doesn’t need know-how or parts from other countries.

Iran has already said that its efforts to promote defense capability only aim to protect the country from any probable military threat posed by some countries and Zionist regime.

China on Tuesday blocked the publication of the report.

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