Claims of Iran missile threat to NATO unfounded – Russian foreign ministry

Assertions that Iran’s missile program posed a threat to the NATO partners in Europe are unfounded, Mikhail Ulyanov, director of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s department for non-proliferation and arms control, said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Press secretary of the US Embassy in Moscow, William Stevens, said earlier on Wednesday that the comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran did not resolve the threat posed by Iran’s ballistic missiles and that Iran continued to develop and test ballistic missiles of increasingly longer range that could reach NATO Europe.

“It is unclear what the assertions about the Iranian missile program posing a threat are based upon. For whom? If for the US, it’s ridiculous, because the range of Iranian missiles is less than 2,000 kilometers [some 1,243 miles]. Even US forces in Europe are located farther away from Iran,” Ulyanov said.

By Sputnik