“We will purchase weapons from wherever we deem necessary and we are not waiting for anyone’s permission; if we deem necessary we will sell our weapons and we will do this without paying attention to any resolution,” Rowhani said on Aug. 22 at a National Defense Industry Day ceremony according to the semi-official Fars News Agency.
Teheran unveiled a new advanced missile during National Defense Industry Day ceremonies, as well as a satellite launcher that experts estimate paves the way for Iran’s development of intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs).
The nuclear accord includes the stipulation that Iran not test long-range ballistic missiles that can be used to carry a nuclear payload. Iran’s Shihab 3 and Sejil 2 missiles are nuclear capable.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Aerospace Force Commander Brig. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh said on Aug. 21 Teheran will hold ballistic missile tests in breach of the UN resolution.
Rowhani had earlier threatened war if the nuclear deal fails: “Iran’s strategy is based on defense and deterrence. The first line is diplomats and the second line is generals. Diplomats should be backed by generals. If they fail, it is the generals’ turn to come forward.”
Full article: Iran’s Rowhani vows to ignore missile agreement in nuclear deal (World Tribune)