The US accused Tehran to increase missile potential despite new US sanctions. On the other hand, Iran denounced these sanctions and Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Hussein Jaber Ansari said that they had “no legal or no moral legitimacy”.
The US acting under-secretary for terrorism and financial intelligence said that the Iranian ballistic missile programme represented a threat to regional and global security. For this reason the sanctions have been indispensable. However, Ansari declared that Iran’s missile programme hadn’t any intention of carrying nuclear weapons.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has verified that Iran had decrease its nuclear activities so Tehran refused the US accusations about the illegality of ballistic missile programme.