Iran leader slams West's 'stupid' missile stance before talks

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By Michelle Moghtader and Mehrdad Balali DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader described as \"stupid and idiotic\" Western expectations for his country to curb its missile development, striking a defiant tone ahead of a fresh round of nuclear talks. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Iran's Revolutionary Guards to mass produce missiles and said the nuclear negotiations were not the place to discuss Tehran's defense program or to solve the problem of sanctions damaging the Iranian economy. \"They expect us to limit our missile program while they constantly threaten Iran with military action,\" Khamenei was quoted as telling the IRNA news agency while on a visit to an aeronautics fair held by the Revolutionary Guards.

Iran looks to be developing nukes and I doubt that we or anyone else will dissuade them from doing so. In fact, I don't think any nuclear state has ever been deterred by threats, embargoes, sanctions, etc.