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France objects to strike on Iran

French foreign minister warns military action against Iran over its nuclear program would drag world into 'uncontrollable spiral'

AFP
Published: 11.14.11, 18:45 / Israel News

France objects to Iran strike: The French foreign minister warned Monday that taking military action against Iran over its nuclear program would drag the world into an "uncontrollable spiral."

 

Alain Juppe said after talks with European Union counterparts that the EU would reinforce sanctions against Tehran by asking the European Investment Bank to freeze loans to the Islamic republic.

 

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During Monday's talks in Brussels, EU foreign ministers decided to look into the imposition of further sanctions against Iran in the wake of a damning IAEA report accusing Tehran of seeking to produce nuclear weapons.

 

However, a decision on the matter had not been taken and will be postponed to December 1st, the date of the next scheduled session.

 

Last week, Foreign Minister Juppe said that France is "very worried" about the potential militarization of Iran's nuclear program, but opposes any strike against the Islamic Republic because it could cause irreparable damage.

 

During Monday's talks in Brussels, EU foreign ministers decided to look into the imposition of further sanctions against Iran in the wake of a damning IAEA report accusing Tehran of seeking to produce nuclear weapons.

 

However, a decision on the matter had not been taken and will be postponed to December 1st, the date of the next scheduled session.

 

 

 

 

 

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