France tells Iran to stop ballistic missile work designed for nuclear weapons

In this file photo, Iranians walk past Sejjil (L) and Qadr-H medium range ballistic missiles displayed next to a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (AFP)
Updated 11 January 2019
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France tells Iran to stop ballistic missile work designed for nuclear weapons

PARIS: 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 programme is not conform with UN 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.


Houthis prevent Dutch General Patrick Cammaert from meeting Yemen government delegation

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Houthis prevent Dutch General Patrick Cammaert from meeting Yemen government delegation

The Houthi militia prevented Dutch General Patrick Cammaert, head of the Joint Coordination Committee to monitor the implementation of the Stockholm Agreement, from leaving his residence to meet representatives of the Yemeni government, Al Arabiya reported.

A source in the committee explained that a one-sided meeting was scheduled to take place between Cammaert and government representatives at a designated site in Hodeidah.