Iran’s missile capabilities are not on the negotiating table in the talks with the 5+1, Iranian deputy foreign minister and senior nuclear negotiator Abbas Araghchi said on Tuesday February 3.

Araghchi said Iran’s missile capabilities are part of a complete defense program and are not negotiable.

Yesterday, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki expressed concern regarding Iran’s rocket capabilities following the launch of Iran’s Fajr satellite on a rocket.

Araghchi said the launch of the Fajr satellite is in line with the Islamic Republic’s objective to expand its presence in space and strengthen the country’s communication and information infrastructure.

Araghchi stressed that Iran’s defence program in non-negotiable.