October 2, 2018 / 12:00 PM / in 2 years

Iranian ballistic programme is a threat, says French defence minister

FILE PHOTO: A display featuring missiles and a portrait of Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is seen at Baharestan Square in Tehran, Iran September 27, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS

PARIS (Reuters) - Iran’s nuclear ballistic programme is a threat and the country’s influence within the Middle East region is a major concern, said French defence minister Florence Parly on Tuesday.

Parly was speaking as she held a meeting with U.S. defence secretary James Mattis.

Reporting by Julie Carriat; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Andrew Heavens

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