Iran to accelerate missile program despite increased sanctions

Iran announces it will accelerate its missile program; Claims Trump Admin. sanctions show “America’s failure”; Iran: ballistic missile program will expand and it will continue with more speed in reaction to Trump’s hostile approach towards this Revolutionary [Guards], Oct. 19, 2017.

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard announced that it would accelerate its missile program despite increased sanctions from the United States.

The Revolutionary Guard released a statement on Thursday read “Iran’s ballistic missile program will expand and it will continue with more speed in reaction to Trump’s hostile approach towards this Revolutionary [Guards] organization.”

It additionally accused Israel of “wicked policies in the region”, and claimed sanctions by the United States on the Islamic Republic show America’s “failure” stating “Imposing cruel sanctions against the Guards and hostile approach of the rogue and brute president [Trump] shows the failure of America and the Zionist regime’s [Israel] wicked policies in the region.”

Iran continues to claim its missile program is for defense purposes only and that it has no intention of creating nuclear weapons. It’s Foreign Ministry stated during reports of possible negotiations of its missile program, “Iran has in all bilateral diplomatic meetings … emphasized that its defensive missile program is non-negotiable and that it is not inconsistent with UN Security Council Resolution 2231.”