Khamenei Says Iran Won't Curb Ballistic Missile Programإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Sunday problems such as Western sanctions should not be linked to the nuclear talks, the IRNA news agency reported.
"Officials should address the question of sanctions by other means," he added, speaking at an exhibition about Iran's military capabilities organized by the powerful Revolutionary Guards.
He added that Iran will not limit its ballistic missile program as the United States, Israel and some European countries have demanded.
"The U.S. and European countries call for Iran to limit its ballistic program while continually making military threats. Such an expectation is therefore stupid," he said.
Tehran has developed an extensive ballistic missile program, with some weapons capable of hitting targets 2,000 kilometers (1,200 miles) away, putting Israel and U.S. regional bases within range.