Friday, May 26, 2023

France blasts Iran's latest ballistic missile test: Iran's activities pose serious risks

France on Thursday accused Iran of violating a UN Security Council resolution endorsing the 2015 nuclear deal after it carried out a long-range ballistic missile test, Reuters reported.

Iran earlier in the day successfully test-launched a ballistic missile with a potential 2,000-km range on, state media said, the latest in ballistic missile tests and satellite launches.

"These activities are all the more worrying in the context of the continuing escalation of Iran's nuclear program", French foreign ministry spokesperson Anne-Claire Legendre was quoted as having told reporters at a daily briefing.

Iran’s ballistic missile tests and satellite launches have long been a cause of concern for the West, which says that Iran’s ballistic missile tests are a violation of UN Security Council resolution 2231.

The resolution, which enshrined the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers, says Iran is “called upon” to refrain for up to eight years from work on ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons.

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