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Friday, February 02, 2007

L'Escroc's gaffe, part 2

Yesterday I posted about Chirac's statement that Iran's bomb would pose no danger. Today Maria sent this article:

France's Chirac Tries to Sabotage Iran Sanctions
French President Jacques Chirac is attempting to sabotage U.S.-led efforts to apply economic and diplomatic pressure on Iran, according to a report by the center-left French daily, Le Monde.

In a throwback to much-criticized behavior during the buildup to the Iraq war, Chirac planned to send his foreign minister on a secret trip to Tehran in late January, armed with a personal letter of assurances for Iran's Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the daily reported.

Chirac wanted "to send a message to the Iranian authorities that a channel of communication can be kept open despite the vote by the United Nations Security Council" to impose sanctions on Iran, the paper wrote.
The Le Monde report in French, is available by subscription, but you can read about its findings here

Today's Le Monde editorial explains what the reasoning may be behind Chirac's move (my translation):
While, on one hand, trying to resolve the Lebanese crisis and, on the other hand, trying to protect the French soldiers in the UNIFIL forces in Southern Lebanon, Chirac had thought that it would be advantageous to integrate the Iranians in the regional play. Conversations started after the summer of 2006. Trips to Teheran by Philippe Douste-Blazy and by another emmisary were considered in January, later to be cancelled due to the perplexed, and even frankly hostile, reactions of France's various partners.
One thing is clear: "If Chirac is saying 'let's allow Iran to acquire the bomb' it's a catastrophic and disastrous solution."

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At 10:45 PM, Blogger ropsucks said...

I guess there were not enough automobiles torched by Islamic youths in France for Jaques to awaken to the threat by the 'religion of peace'. France is no more a friend to the United States than Russia, China or North Korea. We should economically boycott these nations as much as we can.


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