Rouhani: Iran “Will Never Negotiate” on Defense, Missiles
Iran will never negotiate over its defense capabilities, including missiles for defense purposes.
Source: “Beh Hich Vujeh dar Khasus Tavan Defa’i va Mushaki Khud Mozakereh Nakhahim Kard,” (“Under No Circumstances Will We Negotiate with regard to Defense and Missiles,”) Fars News.com, 31 August 2014. http://www.defapress.ir/Fa/News/24634
Rouhani: We Will Never Negotiate with regard to Defense and Missiles
According to a report by the Fars News Agency based on the information from the website of the republic’s presidency, Hojjat ul-Islam Hassan Rouhani, on Sunday in a meeting with the Foreign Minister of Finland, stated that the Iranian government has sought to negotiate seriously with the 5+1 countries, and said “Today, we are also ready to continue negotiations to reach a final status accord and if the goal of the 5+1 countries in these talks is pressure against Iran to prevent the development of science and technology, then this will not open the way for an agreement.” The chairman of the Supreme National Security Council, referring to the success achieved in the negotiations leading to the signing of the Geneva interim agreement, and the renewal of the interim agreement, said, “Our red line is the creation of obstacles for scientific research and development of the nuclear field, and Iran will never negotiate over its defense capabilities, including missiles for defense purposes.”