July 16, 2019 / 6:50 PM / 4 months ago

Iran says its missile programme is not negotiable

FILE PHOTO: The Iranian flag flutters in front the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) headquarters in Vienna, Austria July 10, 2019. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran on Tuesday said its ballistic missile programme was not up for negotiation after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told a White House cabinet meeting that Iran had signalled 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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