July 16, 2019 / 6:48 PM / 4 months ago

Iran says its missile program is not negotiable

FILE PHOTO: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday said its ballistic missile program was not up for negotiation after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a White House cabinet meeting that Iran had signaled it was prepared to negotiate about it.

“Iran’s missiles ... are absolutely and under no condition negotiable with anyone or any country, period,” Alireza Miryousefi, spokesman for the Iranian mission at the United Nations, wrote on Twitter.

Reporting By Michelle Nichols at the United Nations and by Susan Heavey in Washington; Writing by Arshad Mohammed; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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