Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll made the request after President Hassan Rouhani announced that two satellites would be sent into space using missiles manufactured by Iran. Mrs. von der Muhll said: "France recalls that the Iranian missile program is not in conformity with UN Security Council Resolution 2231. Calls on Iran to cease immediately all activities related to ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear weapons, including tests using ballistic missile technology. "
Iran, which considers its space program a matter of national pride, insists on launching space vehicles and missile tests do not violate the resolution of United Nations and will continue.
Mr. Rouhani said: "In the coming weeks, we will put two satellites in space using our missiles manufactured by Iran."
According to the resolution that ratified the 201
Tehran and Washington have been at loggerheads since US withdrawal in May, followed by sanctions for
US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, said Iran-scheduled launches are using technology "virtually identical" to that used in intercontinental ballistic missiles.
He said that the United States feared long-range ballistic The technology used to put satellites in orbit can also be used for launching warheads.