MP Deplores France’s Negative Role in Region
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – French mercenaries in the region, particularly in Syria are involved in massacre of Muslims, said an Iranian lawmaker who also criticized Paris for throwing a spanner in the works during the latest round of talks between Iran and six world powers in Geneva.
“In Geneva II Conference we all saw that the French government was acting as the attorney of the Zionist regime and wanted to sabotage the trend of talks in Genva under the pretext of advocating human rights,” said Gholam Ali Jaafarzadeh Imanabadi.
Speaking at the Sunday open session of parliament, the MP said that mercenaries of France are now busy massacring the Muslims in Syria, playing the role of butchers who behead the innocent civilians there.
The lawmaker said that the Iranian parliamentarians’ message to the French and the British politicians is that "those who used to treat the Algerians and many Asian and African nations brutally in pursuit of material interest in the past, are now in Syria after the same racist policies and in support of the criminal Zionist regime."
"It seems that colonization of Algeria by the French government has been erased from the historical memory of this country... Was the killing of one million Algerians who were opposed to French rule and wanted their country to gain independence a humanitarian act? Was the massacre of forty thousand children in a single day in the city of Algiers a humane act?" asked the lawmaker.
The official Facebook page of Laurent Fabius saw a large influx of protests posted by Iranian web users, who were apparently enraged by the French minister’s stances in Geneva on a nuclear deal between Tehran and the six major world powers.
Iran and the G5+1 (the five permanent members of the UN Security Council plus Germany) wrapped up three days of intensive talks over Tehran’s nuclear program in the Swiss city of Geneva earlier in November.
Failing to agree on a deal, the sides have agreed to resume talks on November 20, again in Geneva.
Speculations about Paris’ possible role in blocking an interim deal in Geneva talks were corroborated after French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told France Inter radio on November 9 that there were major stumbling blocks in an initial proposed text on a nuclear deal with Iran, despite optimism from other countries negotiating with Iran.
"There is an initial draft that we don't accept... at the moment I have no certainty that we can reach a conclusion," the French minister said.
The French generally take a hard line on the Iranian nuclear program. When it was the so-called "EU3," they were tougher than the British and the Germans.
There are reasons to their latest stance as well. Hollande is in Israel now for a three-day visit and maybe he's trying score some points there. The French have important arms deals with the Saudis. They are also angry at the US because we did not attack Syria after they expressed readiness to join the US in the attack.
The Algerian War, also known as the Algerian War of Independence or the Algerian Revolution was a war between France and the Algerian independence movements from 1954 to 1962, which led to Algeria gaining its independence from France. Between 500,000 and 1,500,000 Algerians lost their lives in the war for independence.