Iran Hits Back at France for Hostile Stances

Iran Hits Back at France for Hostile Stances

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The spokesperson for the Iranian Foreign Ministry lashed out at the French president for his unconstructive comments about the Islamic Republic during his meeting with the Israeli premier in Paris.

In a statement on Friday evening, Nasser Kanaani deplored the repetition of unconstructive statements by French officials.

He said French President Emmanuel Macron’s meeting with the prime minister of a regime which is known in the world as the embodiment of the ominous phenomenon of organized terror, violence, carnage and displacement of oppressed women and children in West Asia, including Palestine, deserves to be deplored and censured.

Kanaani added that the French president criticizes Iran's peaceful nuclear activities at a time when he has apparently forgotten that the Zionist regime has dozens of nuclear warheads but does not tolerate any international oversight and, having a dark record of occupation and military aggression, is the gravest threat to regional and international peace and security.

The spokesman stressed that it would be appropriate for France to make the world aware of how the Zionist regime’s terrorism accessed nuclear arms instead of expressing fake concern about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities that are under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the Foreign Ministry’s website reported.

Kanaani advised the French officials to correct their wrong approach, return to the principle of mutual respect and stop damaging bilateral ties.

His comments came after Macron warned in a statement on Thursday that Iran’s nuclear activities “would inevitably have consequences.”

Israel, which pursues a policy of deliberate ambiguity about its nuclear weapons, is estimated to possess 200 to 400 nuclear warheads in its arsenal, making it the sole possessor of non-conventional arms in West Asia. The illegitimate entity has, however, refused to either allow inspections of its military nuclear facilities or sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Iran, on the other hand, is a member of the NPT and has officially declared that its nuclear activities are peaceful in nature. Iran also signed a nuclear deal with six world powers in 2015 to reassure the world about the peaceful nature of its nuclear program.

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