Middle East Near You “Iran ballistic test provocative and destabilising”, says France FM December 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm | Published in: Asia & Americas , Europe & Russia , France , Iran , Middle East , News , US Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (L) meets with French President Emmanuel Macron (R) within the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly in New York, United States on September 26, 2018. ( Presidency of Iran / Handout - Anadolu Agency ) December 3, 2018 at 8:22 pm Iran’s test of a medium-range ballistic missile capable of carrying multiple warheads is a provocative and destabilising act, France’s foreign ministry said on Monday. “France is concerned about Iran’s mid-range ballistic missile test last Saturday. It condemns this provocative and destabilising action,” Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said in a statement.
She said the test did not comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2231 and called on Tehran to immediately stop all its ballistic missile-related activities designed to carry nuclear weapons. READ: France supporting Iran against US ‘trade policeman’
President Donald Trump pulled Washington out of the nuclear deal, approved before he took office, in May and reimposed sanctions on Tehran. Trump said the deal was flawed as it did not include curbs on Iran’s development of ballistic missiles or its support for armed proxies in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon, and Iraq. Cartoon of President Trump ripping Iran’s Nuclear deal [Twitter] Categories Asia & Americas Europe & Russia France Iran Middle East News US This work by Middle East Monitor is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License . If the image(s) bear our credit, this license also applies to them. What does that mean? For permissions beyond the scope of this license, please contact us . Spotted an error on this page? Let us know Related