Iran says to continue developing ballistic missiles

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Earlier, US President Donald Trump had threatened to terminate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal if Congress and US allies fail to amend the agreement by fixing serious flaws in significant ways.

Speaking at a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on Sunday, the head of the United Nations nuclear watchdog described the JCPOA as a very good agreement.

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency visited Iran on Sunday as opposition from the United States continues to undermine the landmark international accord over Iran's nuclear program.

During the meeting, the new Tanzanian non-resident Ambassador to Tehran Mubarak Nasser Mubarak presented his letter of credence to the President of the Islamic Republic of Iran and said, "Iran has achieved great success and advancements in various scientific and technical fields, particularly in energy industry, and I hope we can benefit from Iran's experiences and expertise".

Just days after the U.S. House of Representatives voted for new sanctions on Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the country will continue to produce missiles.

"The agency believes that the JCPOA is an important achievement for verification".

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Amano arrived in the Iranian capital on Saturday evening to hold talks with senior officials of the country on the implantation process of the JCPOA.

On Sunday, Salehi said that he has exchanged views with Amano about Section T of the JCPOA, which deals with the technology that could contribute to the development of a nuclear explosive device.

In negotiating and signing the nuclear deal with the United States, Rouhani frequently clashed with more conservative forces in Iran who opposed any cessation of the country's nuclear weapons program.

Section T does not include special inspections, but the United States is making its own special interpretation of the provision, Salehi was quoted as saying by Press TV.

Commenting on Trump's recent claims about possible unilateral withdrawal from the JCPOA, the president said that the incumbent USA administration showed that it had "lack of commitment to an global agreement" and did not respect negotiations and accords, adding that such country can not be trusted.

Mr Rouhani said: "You are disregarding past negotiations and agreements approved by the UN Security council and expect others to negotiate with you?"

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