October 13, 2019 / 10:27 AM / a month ago

Russia's Putin says Iran's missile program should be treated separately to nuclear program: Arabiya

DUBAI (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said Iran’s missile program should be dealt with as a separate matter to its nuclear program.

Putin was speaking in an interview with Arab broadcasters, including Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV, ahead of his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade.

“It is possible, and we should, discuss Iran’s missiles program... but the missile program is one thing and the nuclear program is another thing,” Putin was quoted as saying.

Reporting By Aziz El Yaakoubi and Maher Chmaytelli; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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