The Times of Israel reports: Iranian media on Thursday denied reports that US Secretary of State John Kerry protested Iran’s latest long-range missile tests to its foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif a day earlier.
“John Kerry has sent emails to Zarif asking for a telephone call to discuss issues, including Iran’s missile tests, but it did not happen because Zarif is on an official visit,” an Iranian foreign ministry official told Iran’s Students News Agency ISNA, according to a Reuters translation.
Iran state TV trumpeted Wednesday’s test as officials boasted that it demonstrated the country’s might against Israel, with at least one missile emblazoned with the words “Israel must be wiped off the face of the earth,” the Fars news agency reported.
Tehran’s recent tests defy standing US sanctions on the Islamic republic’s missile program and warnings of fresh sanctions.
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