France says Iran missile test 'worrying message'

Reuters News
Posted: Oct 15, 2015 7:22 AM

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran's test of a ballistic missile earlier this week is a clear violation of a U.N. Security Council resolution and sends "a worrying message", the French Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

Iran tested a new precision-guided ballistic missile on Sunday in defiance of a United Nations ban, signaling an apparent advance in Iranian attempts to improve the accuracy of its missile arsenal.

"The Oct. 11 launch constitutes a clear violation of this resolution (1929). It is a worrying message from Iran to the international community," the foreign ministry spokesman said in a daily briefing.

(Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Leigh Thomas)