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France: Iran says no verdict yet in stoning case

France: Iran says no verdict yet in stoning case

France says Iran's foreign minister insists that no final decision 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 ensured 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 in a statement that France is "very worried" about the case.