Feb 09, 2019 07:49 Asia/Tehran

UN said that the Security Council is the only eligible source to confirm Iran’s compliance with resolutions, defying US accusations against Tehran.

Iran Press/America: "It is up to the members of the Security Council to determine whether any of the resolutions have been violated," UN Deputy Spokesperson Farhan Haq said in a press briefing on Friday answering a question about  launching of Iran satellite.

"If there were any issues of concern for… regarding potential violations of Security Council resolutions, that would be a matter for the Security Council to consider and decide," Farhan Haq added.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, claimed that Iran’s latest missile launch proved that the nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), is doing nothing to stop Tehran's missile program and called for tougher international restrictions on Iran.

Pompeo accused Iran of defying the UN Security Council as the country advances its ballistic missile capabilities.

In reaction to Pompeo's allegations, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said that the US interference in Iran's internal affairs stems from its frustration and is aimed at making up for its "persistent" failures and wrong policies on Tehran over the past four decades.

On Thursday, Iran unveiled an underground precision ballistic missiles plant belonging to the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

United Nations Resolution 2231

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman said after the United States' "hasty and illogical" move to pull out from the JCPOA, it is now trying to cover up its blunder and "repeatedly speaks about the futility of the JCPOA and United Nations Resolution 2231."

Resolution 2231 enshrines the international nuclear agreement from which Washington has withdrawn under the pretext, among others, that it should have included Iran's missile program as well.

Under the deal, reached between Iran and six major powers, the United States, Britain, France, Germany, Russia and China, Tehran agreed to put limits on its nuclear program in exchange for the removal of nuclear-related sanctions.

Iran says neither its space program nor its missile launches are banned under Resolution 2231. 101

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