BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. France is concerned about Iran having tested a ballistic missile with a declared range of 2,000 kilometers, calling it a violation of UN resolution, Trend reports.
"France condemns this new violation of resolution 2231 adopted in 2015 by the United Nations Security Council. These activities are all the more worrying in the context of the uninterrupted escalation of Iran's nuclear program," Anne-Claire Legendre, Spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on France, told reporters at a daily briefing.
Meanwhile, on May 25, Iran has conducted a test for a ballistic missile with the potential of 2,000-kilometer range. US State Department Spokesman also expressed concern on this move, saying that "Iran’s development and proliferation of ballistic missiles poses a serious threat to regional and international security and remains a significant nonproliferation challenge".
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the nuclear deal, was signed by Iran and world powers in July 2015. The agreement required Iran to restrict its nuclear program in exchange for the lifting of sanctions. However, the United States withdrew from the deal in May 2018 and reimposed unilateral sanctions on Iran, leading Iran to reduce its nuclear commitments.
Talks for the revival of the JCPOA commenced in April 2021 in Vienna. Despite the lack of a breakthrough since the latest round of negotiations in August 2022, Foreign Minister Amir-Abdollahian's positive outlook signifies Iran's determination to find a resolution and restore the nuclear deal while advocating for the removal of sanctions through diplomatic channels.