https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-missiles-diplomacy/iran-open-to-talks-over-its-ballistic-missile-programme-sources-idUSKBN1CB22P

Iran said it may be open to talks on certain “dimensions” of their ballistic missile program with six world powers in aims to decrease tensions over its program. Iran said it will still keep building up defensive missiles disregarding Western criticism claiming that Tehran is violating the nuclear deal. Bahram Qasemi, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, stated that the ballistic missile program was “for defense purposes only and non-negotiable.” Trump is continuing to discuss decertifying the nuclear deal. Since Iran has one of the largest ballistic missile program in the Middle East, the U.S. should stay committed to combating threats that Iran poses to America, its allies, and the stability of the region. Iran’s missile program can be used as a precautionary defense against the U.S. and its allies such as Israel as well as Gulf Arab states. Talks between the U.S. and Iran could help resolve the issues with Iran missile program. The talks could help negotiate some dimensions of the program such as limiting missile production or the distance of range of the missile.

-Caroline