Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said today that the recent communiqué of the foreign ministers of the Group of Eight (G8) countries about the Iranian nuclear energy and ballistic missile program was without merits.
“Iran's ballistic missile program is in line with the country's defense doctrine legitimately defending the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Iran and does not pose a threat to any country,” Mehmanparast said. He also reaffirmed the peaceful nature of Iran's nuclear program, saying its activities have been under the supervision of the IAEA. (IRNA, 17 April)
In their final communiqué after holding talks on 10-11 April in London, foreign ministers of the G8 countries expressed their deep concern over Iran's growing nuclear and ballistic missile activities.
The G8 member countries are the U.S., Russia, Canada, U.K., Germany, France and Italy. The EU is also a member.
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