No missile talks unless US, Europe give up their nuclear weapons: Gen. Jazayeri
Deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces stressed on Saturday that there can be no talks on Iran’s missile programme unless the United States and the European countries destroy their nuclear weapons and long-range missiles.
"What Americans say out of desperation with regards to limiting the Islamic republic of Iran's missile capability is an unattainable dream," deputy Chief of Staff of Iran's Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said.
He added, "If our country's defense capabilities had been affected by some political negotiations and diplomacy, we would not have been in the position we are today”.
"The condition for negotiations on Iran's missiles is the destruction of America's and Europe's nuclear weapons and long-range missiles," he added.
General Jazayeri said US criticism of Iran's missile programme was driven by "their failures and defeats in the region."
Referring to Israeli occupation, he said, “For the Islamic Republic of Iran, Israel is considered illegitimate and occupier of the Palestinian territory and the Holy Quds and Israel is going towards total destruction”.