TEHRAN, May 2 (Xinhua) -- Iran's ambassador to the United Nations said Thursday that Iran's missile program is defensive and will never be up to negotiations, Press TV reported.
The United States attempts to portray Tehran's "conventional" missile program as a breach of UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolution 2231, Majid Takht Ravanchi said.
The U.S. officials are creating a negative atmosphere against Iran's missile work at the UNSC, Ravanchi said, adding that Iran's missile activities are consistent with UNSC Resolution 2231.
"Resolution 2231, in which the United States played a role, clearly bans 'missiles designed to be capable of delivering nuclear weapons.' Our missiles have not been designed to that end," he said.
The U.S. officials have consistently said that Iran's ballistic missile tests have violated the UNSC Resolution 2231. Iran has dismissed the charges.