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Iran warns US not to ‘create new tensions’ over missiles

Iran warns US not to ‘create new tensions’ over missiles

Tehran: Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Tuesday warned the United States against “creating new tensions” with Tehran over ballistic missiles tests.

“We hope that Iran’s defence programme is not used by the new US administration… as a pretext to create new tensions,” Zarif said in a televised press conference with visiting French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault.

The UN Security Council is due to hold emergency talks called by Washington on Tuesday on Iran’s recent test-firing of a medium-range missile, which Tehran has not confirmed.

Agence France-Presse