February 27, 2018 / 12:43 PM / a month ago

France's Le Drian says Iran ballistic ambitions very worrying

MOSCOW (Reuters) - French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Tuesday that Iran’s ballistic missile ambitions were very worrying and ran counter to a U.N. resolution.

French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends the questions to the government session at the National Assembly in Paris, France, February 20, 2018. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes

Le Drian, speaking at a news conference after talks with Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov, said it was necessary to avoid the Iranian ballistic program becoming a factor that threatened its neighbors.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova and John Irish; Writing by Maria Kiselyova; Editing by Andrew Osborn

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