Iran dismisses media reports of Iran-DPRK missile cooperation

16:56, May 18, 2011      

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Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi rejected on Wednesday the western allegations that Iran has imported technology from the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) to develop its ballistic missile program, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

"Iran is completely self-sufficient in the field of defense industry and does not need other countries," Vahidi told reporters at the end of a cabinet meeting.

On Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast dismissed media reports that Iran and DPRK have exchanged ballistic missile technology in violation of the United Nations sanctions.

Iran's missile defense capabilities are so advanced and it does not need other countries' help, Mehmanparast said at his weekly press briefing.

According to the media reports on Saturday, a confidential UN report discloses DPRK and Iran regular exchange of ballistic missile technology in violation of UN sanctions.

Source: Xinhua
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