Tests show US shield 'not needed'
Iran launched a series of missile tests in the desert this week
The results of recent Iranian missile tests prove that US plans for a defence shield in Europe are unnecessary, says Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
He said the tests confirmed Tehran had missiles with a limited range of up to 2,000km (1,240 miles).
The US says it wants shield sites in Poland and the Czech Republic to defend US troops and allies from rogue states.
Following widespread condemnation over the tests, Iran says it is open to talks about its nuclear programme.
The state news agency said the chief Iranian negotiator, Saeed Jalili, would meet the European Union envoy Javier Solana on 19 July in Geneva - although this has not yet been confirmed by Mr Solana's office.