Statement by Foreign Minister Franco Frattini Regarding Iranian Missile Testing

September 27, 2009

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

"Iran must stop its missile testing, thereby proving its good faith and willingness to dialogue and collaborate with the international community on the eve of the Geneva talks," stated Minister Frattini. "It is not through missiles or nuclear threats that Teheran will see its regional and international role recognized and be able to guarantee its people's prosperity". "Iran must respond to the international community's outstretched hand with the hand of dialogue, not with missile threats", the Italian foreign minister added.