“One cannot argue that Iranians are violating any kind of prohibition imposed by the UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” Churkin said.
“The current rhetoric appears to be an emotional response to reality,” Churkin added.
“The UNSC resolution only calls on Iran not to conduct tests of ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons but does not impose any ban,” Churkin said.
He reiterated that it’s just a call, not a prohibition, and said, “Technically or legally you cannot argue that they are violating any kind of a prohibition.”
Iran, meantime, reiterated that it had not breached any of its international obligations, stressing that “it will not allow foreigners to interfere in our defense affairs.”