Iran's Khamenei says Tehran will not abandon its missile programme

"America will not be able to deprive Iran of its missile capabilities," Khamenei said, speaking at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Tuesday 04/06/2019
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a ceremony marking 30th death anniversary of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP)
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks in a ceremony marking 30th death anniversary of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, at his mausoleum just outside Tehran, Iran, Tuesday, June 4, 2019. (AP)

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday that Tehran would not be "deceived" by US President Donald Trump's offer of negotiations and would not give up its missile programme.

"The US president recently said Iran can achieve development with its current leaders. That means they do not seek regime change. But this political trick will not deceive Iranian officials and the Iranian nation," Khamenei said in a speech broadcast on state television.

"America will not be able to deprive Iran of its missile capabilities," Khamenei said, speaking at a ceremony marking the 30th anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran. 

(Reuters)