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France Tells Iran To Stop Ballistic Missile Work For Nuclear Weapons

IRAN -- Simorgh (Phoenix) rocket is launched and tested at the Imam Khomeini Space Center, July 27, 2017. File photo
PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) -

France on Friday called on Iran to immediately stop 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.

"France recalls that the Iranian missile program is not conformity with U.N. 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.