French Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson Comments on Iran's Missile Test (Excerpts)

February 7, 2008

Weapon Program: 

  • Missile

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Russia's deputy foreign minister yesterday voiced concern about an Iranian rocket test last weekend. Do you share his view that the development of new ballistic capabilities by Tehran arouses suspicions about the goal of their nuclear program?

UN Security Council resolutions 1696, 1737 and 1747 have shown the international community's concern in the face of the development of the Iranian ballistic missile program which can be a source of delivery of weapons of mass destruction.

This new test, presented by the Iranian authorities as the illustration of a space program, though the missile in question does not have extra-atmospheric capabilities, is a further source of concern.

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