Jun 9, 2019, 3:47 PM
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Ex French envoy warns about "worrying statements" about Iran
French President Emannuel Macron

Tehran, June 9, IRNA - Former French ambassador to the US warned on Saturday about "same arguments against Iran that were raised against Iraq in 2003", referring to the US and French presidents statements about Iran.

“Worrying to hear today the same arguments against Iran than we heard against Iraq in 2003, often from the same corners,” tweeted the former French envoy to the US Gerard Arud on Saturday. 

“Didn’t they learn anything from the unmitigated disaster?,” he added, referring to the disastrous consequences of the US-led invasion in Iraq back in 2003. 

The war, instigated by then-US president George Bush, was launched based on forged documents about claimed Iraq’s possession of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). 

On Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump both stressed they do not want Iran to obtain nuclear weapons. Macron said the sides also want to reduce Iran's “ballistic” missile program, "contain" Tehran's regional activity in the Middle East and achieve peace in the region.

"I think we do share the same objectives on Iran. We had an accord until 2025 and we want to go further and have full certainty in the long-run," Macron said.

"To build that we need to start a negotiation. We need to open a new negotiation."


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