Iran says will negotiate if West dismantles nuclear arsenal

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US demands to limit Iran's ballistic missile program are, however, an unreachable goal portraying Washington's failures in the region.

Earlier this year, Trump imposed a May deadline for USA and European negotiators to reach a new agreement that covers Iranian activity outside the scope of the original deal.

In reaction to the French foreign minister's comments, Velayati said Iran has peaceful relations with all its neighboring countries.

It is a given that the only way to reach peace and tranquility in the world is for the USA and its European allies to review and halt policies that have led to the bloodshed and killing of defenseless and innocent people in Palestine, Yemen, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria and other countries.

Le Drian plans to pay a visit to Iran on Monday to hold talks with senior Iranian authorities.


They argue curbs on Iran's missile program and regional activities will convince US President Donald Trump not to "terminate" the 2015 nuclear deal.

"Iran's defence programme is not the concern of other countries such as France, that they should come and tell us what missiles we can have".

A senior Iranian military official said here on Saturday that Iran will not negotiate its missile programme unless Europe and the United States destroy their nuclear weapons and missiles.

"What Americans say out of desperation with regards to limiting the Islamic Republic of Iran's missile capability is an unattainable dream", Jazayeri said to Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA), adding that Washington's criticism was triggered by its own "failures and defeats in the region".

Macron claimed that the surveillance was "indispensable for the security of the region and so we need a mechanism of sanctions and control adapted to that".

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