France, Germany and the UK wrote the UN Secretary-General to express their “firm conclusion that Iran’s development of nuclear-capable ballistic missiles and related technologies is inconsistent” with the UNSC Resolution 2231. Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif subsequently took to Twitter to contend that the correspondence was “a desperate falsehood to cover up their miserable incompetence in fulfilling bare minimum of their own JCPOA obligations. If [the] E3 want a modicum of global credibility, they can begin by exerting sovereignty rather than bowing to U.S. bullying”. He also released a copy of Iran’s official response.
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