PARIS France will pay close consideration to guarantee Iran respects a U.N. Safety Council resolution banning it from ballistic missile tests, the Foreign Ministry mentioned on Tuesday soon after U.S. officials mentioned Tehran had performed a new launch in November.
Iran tested a new medium-range ballistic missile on Nov. 21 in a breach of two U.N. Security Council resolutions, two U.S. officials stated on Monday, the second since October. France’s view is crucial as it is one of 5 worldwide powers that are permanent, veto-wielding members of the Council.
“France will be very attentive that Iran respects its international obligations in line with U.N. Safety Council Resolution 1929,” ministry spokesman Romain Nadal said in response to a query on the test.
He did not especially confirm the launch and officials declined to comment when pressed.
All ballistic missile tests by Iran are banned below a 2010 Safety Council resolution that remains valid till a deal between Iran and six globe powers meant to restrain its nuclear system is implemented.
Beneath that deal, reached on July 14, most sanctions on Iran will be lifted in exchange for curbs on its nuclear activity aimed at guaranteeing it can’t be put to developing bombs. Sanctions are due to start becoming lifted at the begin of 2016.
According to a July 20 resolution endorsing that deal, Iran is still “called upon” to refrain from operate for up to eight years on ballistic missiles that could be developed to deliver nuclear weapons.
In October, the United States, Britain, France and Germany known as for the Safety Council’s Iran sanctions committee to take action over a missile test by Tehran that month that they mentioned violated U.N. sanctions.
So far, no action has been taken by the committee.
Nadal mentioned at the time that the October test sent “a worrying message” to the international neighborhood.
Paris took 1 of the hardest lines of the six powers negotiating the nuclear agreement with Iran.
(Reporting by John Irish Editing by Mark Heinrich)