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Iran rejects as 'wrong' France's concern over its ballistic missile work

Iran rejects as 'wrong' France's concern over its ballistic missile work

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, who leads a high-ranking delegation, is expected to arrive in the Iranian capital city of Tehran this evening for talks with senior officials, Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi told reporters March 4.

Le Drian's visit will kick off on Monday and will revolve around three key aspects: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal, Tehran's tests of ballistic missiles and situation in the Middle Eastern region.

With Trump warning of a last chance for "the worst deal ever negotiated", UK, France and Germany have been working with USA officials to draw up a strategy to improve the Iran nuclear deal in return for Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing United States sanctions relief on May 12.

Le Drian said last month that Iran'smissile program and involvement in regional conflicts needed to be addressed if the country "wants to return to the family of nations".

Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on worldwide affairs, on Saturday urged Paris not to make claims that it could not deliver on.

Iran's foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi, quoted by IRNA, said that Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif "has always met on the sidelines of such worldwide summits with attending personalities and elites ... in the framework of preserving Iranian interests". "Do we tell France how it should defend itself?"

US President Donald Trump has threatened to tear up a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers unless more is done to curb Iran's missile programme.

The French embassy had earlier said in a statement that an exhibition called "The Louvre in Tehran" will be held at the National Museum of Iran between March 5 and June 8 and inaugurated by Le Drian and Louvre's president Jean-Luc Martinez.

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