TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A member of the Iranian Parliament’s National Security and Foreign Policy Commission warned against attempts by Washington and Paris to pressure Tehran and said French authorities should be aware that the Islamic Republic’s missile program is not subject to negotiation.
Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Mohammad Javad Jamali denounced recent anti-Tehran remarks made by French President Emmanuel Macron and said Iranian officials should be vigilant against coordination between France and the US to pressure the Islamic Republic.
He said France’s policies have been in line with those of the Zionist regime of Israel, adding that in the nuclear negotiations before reaching the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), Paris adopted the worst stance and played the bad cop.
The parliamentarian further emphasized that French officials should be aware that Iran’s missile program is not negotiable.
Jamali underlined that the missile program poses no threat to any country and is only for deterrence and defense.
Earlier this month, Macron suggested amending the JCPOA, despite eight International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports that have confirmed Iran’s full compliance with the agreement.
The Iranian nuclear agreement “must be preserved” but “complemented with two pillars,” Macron said during his visit to the United Arab Emirates on November 9.
Later in the day, Macron made a surprise visit to Saudi Arabia, where he said he was “very concerned” by Iran’s ballistic missile program. “There are extremely strong concerns about Iran. There are negotiations we need to start on Iran’s ballistic missiles,” he said in Riyadh.