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Tehran Will Continue Increasing Missile Potential Despite New US Sanctions

Sputnik News

10:43 18.01.2016(updated 12:05 18.01.2016)

According to Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman, Tehran will continue to expand its missile potential regardless of new US sanctions imposed against Iran.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Tehran will continue to expand its missile potential regardless of new US sanctions imposed against Iran, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hussein Jaber Ansari was quoted by Iran's Press TV as saying Monday.

The US Department of Treasury earlier extended its sanctions list to include six additional Iranians and a Chinese national, as well as two companies from the United Arab Emirates and one from China for their alleged participation in Iran's missile program.

Ansari refuted US accusations that Iran's ballistic missile program was illegal and described fresh sanctions as lacking legal and moral legitimacy.

'Iran's missile program has never been designed for carrying nuclear weapons and does not run counter to any international basis,' Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi Ansari said.

Ansari lashed out at the United States, in return, for selling tens of billions dollars' worth of weapons to Iran's rivals in the region every year that, he said, were used in war crimes against people in Palestine, Lebanon and Yemen.

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