France ‘condemns’ Iranian missile launch in full ‘progress’ on nuclear energy

France “convicted” qualifies as “regrettable”And In a press release On Friday, December 31, it was broadcast, the launch of a missile carrying three space research devices by Iran, considering that such a measure “Do not comply with UN Security Council Resolution 2231” At a time when negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program have resumed and are complete, according to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs “Advance”.

“Given the proximity of the technologies used in space launches and ballistic fire, this launch contributes directly to Iran’s already troubling progress in its ballistic missile program. The Department of Defense’s role in this launch testifies to the close connection between these two programs.”, appreciates Quai d’Orsay.

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Iran said on Thursday it had launched a rocket carrying three space research instruments into space. “Planned research objectives for this launch have been achieved”Ahmad Hosseini, a spokesman for Iran’s Defense Ministry’s space unit, announced without elaborating further. “This was an initial launch and we will have operational launches in the near future.”, did he say. State television briefly showed footage of a missile being launched from a desert location, welcoming it“Another achievement for Iranian scientists”.

Negotiations resumed at the end of November

This launch follows the launch of ballistic missiles on December 24.”It is also not in compliance with Resolution 2231, according to Paris. This decision “Calls on Iran not to conduct activities related to ballistic missiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons.”Quai d’Orsay continues in its press release.

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This missile launch comes amid talks to salvage the Vienna Agreement. It was re-launched at the end of November, after a five-month hiatus, between Tehran and the countries still participating in the agreement (France, United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, China). Negotiations are aimed at restoring the agreement with the United States, which it left in 2018 and reimposed sanctions on Iran. Washington participates indirectly.

The world with AFP

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