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Iran not to negotiate defense issues with foreigners

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Tue 3 Feb 2015 - 13:42

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Senior Iranian nuclear negotiator Abbas Araqchi reiterated that the country would not negotiate its defense issues with any foreign side.

"Iranian missile program is entirely for defense purposes. The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that its defense issues are not negotiable at all, and it will not discuss the issue with any foreign side," Araqchi said.

He made the remarks after the US State Department Spokeswoman Jen Psaki voiced concerns about Iran's missile program after Tehran announced the launch of a satellite into orbit.

The satellite is the fourth successfully placed into orbit by Iran.

"Sending Fajr 'Dawn' satellite into space and its placement into orbit which was conducted by technology and science of Iranian nation is in line with the long-term approach of the Islamic Republic of Iran to promote its presence in space and improve infrastructure and intelligence structures of the country," he said.

He also continued 'Safir' (Ambassador) satellite-carrier which has put the satellite into the orbit has been built by Iranian experts for presence in space with peaceful purposes.

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