Source Title: Iranian Foreign Minister: France still supports “Saudi war criminals” and has no right to preach to Iran
According to today’s Russian television (RT) 17, Iranian foreign minister Zarif criticized France for continuing to support the Saudi war criminals, and refuted the French Foreign Minister Jean – Yves ledrian’s statement that Tehran is building a nuclear weapons capability, which is a bunch of nonsense;.
On Sunday, Iran’s foreign minister tweeted a tweet aimed at France’s foreign minister on social media. Zarif said that France is not qualified to preach to Iran on anything, accusing France of selling weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Zarif wrote, “Dear colleague, your cabinet career began with selling weapons to Saudi war criminals. Avoid making absurd statements about Iran. Fact check: you are destabilizing our region. Stop protecting criminals in Yemen who use chainsaws to kill critics and your weapons to kill children. ”
Earlier, on the 16th, in an interview with Le journal Du Dimanche, French Foreign Minister Le Derian denounced the US government’s position on Iran under Trump’s leadership and explicitly accused Iran of moving towards the road of producing nuclear weapons. “The trump administration has chosen the so-called campaign to put the most pressure on Iran,” he said. As a result, this strategy will only increase risks and threats. This has to stop because Iran is acquiring a nuclear weapons capability. ”
On the same day, the French Foreign Minister also doubled the emphasis on the accusations made by France, Britain and Germany against Iran. France, the United Kingdom and Germany are the European parties to the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which urged Iran to abandon its plan to produce metallic uranium, which is explicitly prohibited by the Iran nuclear agreement, and claimed that Iran has no credible civilian use of metallic uranium;.
However, Iran’s nuclear agency insists that such a plan is neither new nor in violation of Iran’s nuclear agreement, saying that metallic uranium is only an intermediate product for the production of “advanced” nuclear fuel;. Moreover, plans to produce this fuel have been around for about 20 years, and it is safer to use and more powerful than uranium oxide based fuels. Iran has properly and repeatedly informed the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).