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Iran says no verdict yet in stoning case: France

France says Iran's foreign minister insists that no final decision has been made about a woman who could be stoned to death for adultery.

world Updated: Nov 03, 2010 17:41 IST
AP

France says Iran's foreign minister insists that no final decision has been made about a woman who could be stoned to death for adultery.

French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner says he has spoken to his Iranian counterpart about Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, whose case has sparked an international outcry.

Kouchner says Manouchehr Mottaki assured him Wednesday that a final verdict in Ashtiani's case has not been issued yet and that reports "about her eventual execution don't correspond to reality."

Iran has temporarily suspended the stoning verdict and suggested Ashtiani might be hanged instead.

Kouchner said that France is "very worried" about the case.

First Published: Nov 03, 2010 17:39 IST