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Rather than undermining 2231, better to work towards its adherence by all: Zarif

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Wed / 5 December 2018 / 13:48

Tehran (ISNA) – Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif announced, "Making a mockery of the UNSC won't obscure failure to fulfill obligations".

In a reaction to U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook's false claims, Mr. Zarif tweeted, "Making a mockery of the UNSC won't obscure failure to fulfill obligations & to hold US to account over non-compliance. Esp when even US admits that UNSCR2231 does NOT prohibit Iran's deterrent capabilities. Rather than undermining 2231, better to work towards its adherence by all".

He then posted the following photo of a press statement by Brian Hook who said that Iran is simply "called upon not to undertake any activity related to ballistic missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons."

The United Nations Security Council met behind closed doors on December 4 over claims that Iran has tested a ballistic missile which violates UNSC Resolution 2231. According to reports, this meeting has just studied Iran's missile program but has not issued any statement in this regard. Iran stresses that its missile program is totally deterrent in nature and is part of the country's unstoppable defense programs and does not violate the resolution.

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