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Iran says it will continue ballistic missile programme - tweet

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Iran says it will continue ballistic missile programme - tweet
FILE PHOTO: Iran's Foreign Minister Javad Zarif reacts during a news conference with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (not pictured) after their meeting in Moscow, Russia, September 2, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/File Photo   -   Copyright  Evgenia Novozhenina(Reuters)
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DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran said in a letter to the United Nations on Thursday that it is determined to go ahead with its disputed ballistic missile programme, according to a copy of the letter tweeted by Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.

“Iran is determined to resolutely continue its activities related to ballistic missiles and space launch vehicles,” Iran’s U.N. envoy Majid Takhte Ravanchi wrote in the letter.

The British, German and French ambassadors called on U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in a letter on Wednesday to inform the Security Council in his next report that Iran’s missile programme was “inconsistent” with a U.N. resolution that had endorsed the nuclear deal reached between Iran and six world powers.

(Writing by Parisa Hafezi; Editing by Hugh Lawson)