The meeting Monday drew protests from a number of university students in front of the foreign ministry in Tehran.
Yadollah Javani, the Supreme Leader's adviser at the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), also said it would be a "miscalculation" for the West to think Iran is willing to negotiate on its missile programme. He added that Le Drian should adopt a less critical approach towards Iran if France hopes to strengthen relations between the two countries.
In October, Iran said it has no need to increase the range of its ballistic missiles because they were already capable of reaching US forces stationed in the region.
"Our weapons are for peace, boosting stability and security, and for discouraging others from invading our country", he said.
"The condition for negotiating Iran's missiles is the destruction of the nuclear weapons and long-range missiles of the United States and Europe", Iranian Armed Forces spokesman Masoud Jazayeri said on Saturday, as cited by state media.
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He also said that there is use in crying now, and the fate of the CPM in Tripura would be the same as that in West Bengal. The demolition of the statue of Lenin is seen as a "symbolic gesture", indicating the fall of the Left across the nation.
He stressed that all Iranian parties agree on the continuation of missile capabilities, noting that "some disagreements among the political groups do not prevent defending the national interests; and the defense and missile capabilities is one of them".
Rouhani blamed the US government for its attempts to sabotage that agreement sealed in July, 2015 between Tehran and a sextet formed by the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Russia and China plus Germany. He added that Iran's missiles "are defensive and are not created to carry weapons of mass destruction, since we don't have any". However, the historic agreement did not touch upon missile development, and efforts by the United States and its European allies to use the deal to force greater concessions from Tehran have greatly frustrated Iran.
"Everyone should know that we are not concerned about the progress of other countries", Rouhani said.
"They think that these methods can open the door to negotiations on other issues after the nuclear agreement".
This came following a French move in Tehran, where French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian had held talks with senior officials that included the ballistic missile program and Iran's regional role.