‘Attempts will fail’: Western efforts to stifle Iranian missile program won’t work, Russian diplomat says

Western attempts to curb Iran’s ballistic missile development will fail, a senior Russian ambassador said amid U.S. warnings that Tehran’s arsenal poses a threat.

“Attempts to impose from outside restrictions and prohibitions on national missile programs, like Western countries try to do with regard to Iran, have very little chance to succeed because they totally ignore regional context,” Mikhail Ulyanov, Russia’s ambassador to the international organizations in Vienna, Austria, tweeted on Sunday.

Ulyanov maintained that “the only way to curb and limit missile proliferation” is to shift the negotiations away from the United Nations and other major international meetings, with a new emphasis on regional neighbors. That
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