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France, Germany, UK accuse Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic mi latter reject claim as desperate falsehood

European signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA) have written to the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, accusing Iran of developing nuclear-capable ballistic missiles, which, they say, are inconsistent with a UN resolution enshrined in the nuclear deal.A joint letter written by ambassadors of France, Germany and the UK to the UN, refers to the footage shared on social media in April this year of the test flight of a new Shabab-3 medium-range ballistic missile variant which is technically capable of delivering a nuclear weapon . The Shahab-3 booster used in the test is a Missile Technology Control Regime category-1 system and as such is technically capable of delivering a nuclear weapon, the letter read, as cited by CNN.Meanwhile, Iran has rejected the claims as desperate falsehood which aims to cover up miserable incompetence of the European signatories to the JCPoA in fulfilling bare minimum of their own obligations under the ...


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