France to take US claims on Iran seriously

MNA– referring to US baseless accusations against Iran, French diplomat says Paris take American’s indications seriously and attach utmost importance to Iran’s compliance with all of its international obligations.

The United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Iran on Tuesday of supplying Yemen’s Houthi rebels with a missile that was fired into Saudi Arabia in July and called for the UN to hold Tehran accountable for violating two UN Security Council resolutions, reported Reuters.

“We take these American indications seriously and attach utmost importance to Iran’s compliance with all of its international obligations, including the weapons’ transfer bans provided for in UN Security Council Resolutions 2216 and 2231,” deputy foreign ministry spokesman Alexandre Georgini told reporters in a daily briefing.

He did not respond when asked whether Paris supported potential measures at the Security Council.

France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian has said that he expected a “challenging” meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Tehran when he travels Tehran later this month. He is due to discuss Iran’s ballistic missile program, which Paris claims goes against UN Security Council resolutions, and its regional activities.

“We have deep disagreements with Iran (on the ballistic issue),” he said after a Security Council meeting at the United Nations on Oct. 31.