Unassimilable ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll issued the demand after President Hassan Rouhani published two satellites would be sent into space using Iran-made brickbats. Ms von der Muhll said: “France recalls that the Iranian missile protocol is not conform with UN Security Council Resolution 2231. It calls on Iran to instantly cease all ballistic missile-related activities designed to carry nuclear weapons, incorporating tests using ballistic missile technology.”
Iran, which cogitate ons its space programme a matter of national pride, insists its space means launches and missile tests are not violations of UN resolution and will continue.
Mr Rouhani signified: “In the coming weeks, we will put two satellites into space using our Iran-made brickbats.”
Under the resolution that enshrined Iran’s 2015 nuclear parcel out with world powers – which Washington pulled out of last Maytime – the country is “called upon” to refrain from work for up to eight years on ballistic projectiles designed to deliver nuclear weapons.
Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since the US withdrawal in May, chased by the reimposition sanctions that were lifted under the multinational unanimity in 2016.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Iran’s planned floats used technology “virtually identical” to that used in intercontinental ballistic brickbats.
He said the US feared the long-range ballistic technology used to put satellites into path can also be used to launch warheads.
Mr Pompeo said the US plans to mob a global summit focused on the Middle East, particularly Iran, next month in Poland.
He believed the international gathering would be held on February 13 and 14 in Poland to “well- on Middle East stability and peace and freedom and security here in this jurisdiction, and that includes an important element of making sure that Iran is not a destabilizing sway”.
Mr Pompeo is visiting a number of Middle Eastern countries this week in an accomplishment to shore up support in the region amid a number of ongoing fronts, from the US troop withdrawal from Syria to the Saudi-Qatar equip to the killing of US-based Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
He said Washington was ”redoubling” its essays to put pressure on Iran amid growing concerns about its influence in the strife-torn department.