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Frances Urges Iran to Cease Developing Nuclear Ballistic Missiles

Frances Urges Iran to Cease Developing Nuclear Ballistic Missiles

Friday, 11 January, 2019 - 20:00
An Iranian national flag flutters in Tehran. (Reuters file photo)
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France demanded on Friday that Iran immediately cease all activities linked to ballistic missiles that could carry nuclear weapons after Tehran said it could put two satellites into orbit in the coming weeks, reported Reuters.

“France recalls that the Iranian missile program (does) not conform with UN Security Council Resolution 2231,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily briefing.

“It calls on Iran to immediately cease all ballistic missile-related activities designed to carry nuclear weapons, including tests using ballistic missile technology.”

Von der Muhll was responding to comments by President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday, who said two satellites would be sent into space using Iran-made missiles.

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