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.


Sudan’s ousted president Bashir appears in public for first time since removal

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Sudan’s ousted president Bashir appears in public for first time since removal

  • Al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his removal by the army on April 11
  • Dressed in a white traditional robe and turban, was transported in a heavily armed convoy from the capital's Kober prison

KHARTOUM: Sudan’s ousted president Omar Al-Bashir appeared in public on Sunday for the first time since his removal by the army on April 11.

Al-Bashir was brought to a prosecutor's office in Khartoum, an AFP correspondent reported, where charges of corruption and illegal possession of foreign currency were read out against him.


The former president, dressed in a white traditional robe and turban, was transported in a heavily armed convoy from the capital's Kober prison, the correspondent said.