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Foreign Ministry dismisses Iran's new ballistic missile test

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Feb 20, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denied on Monday that Iran wants to conduct a ballistic missile test.

"Iran does not intend to testfire a ballistic missile today," Qasemi said, answering a question on whether Iran wants to conduct such a test.

"Whoever says this is a liar," he said.

Iran says its missile program is aimed at deterrence and for defensive purposes.

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