France Warns Iranian Threat May Lead To Pre-Emptive Strike


France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy warned on Wednesday that Iran’s alleged attempts to build long-range missiles and nuclear weapons could lead unnamed countries to launch a pre-emptive attack. “Its military nuclear and ballistic ambitions constitute a growing threat that may lead to a preventive attack against Iranian sites that would provoke a major crisis that France wants to avoid at all costs,” he said.

Sarkozy did not say which country might launch such a strike, but it has been reported that Israel — perhaps with US support — has considered bombing Iranian nuclear sites if it believes Tehran is close to building a weapon. The French leader placed the blame for the crisis on Iran, which insists it has no intention of building a nuclear weapon, and is merely enriching nuclear fuel for medicinal research and a domestic atomic energy program.

 ”Iran refuses to negotiate seriously,” he told an annual meeting of French diplomats. “Iran is carrying out new provocations in response to the challenge from the international community for it to provide a credible response.” Sarkozy said France would work with its allies to build support for tougher international sanctions against Tehran’s Islamist regime, in a bid to force it to back down over its enrichment program.

Tehran currently does its uranium enrichment, the most sensitive part of its program, at the Natanz facility in central Iran, with plans to divert the 20-percent purification process to a new site near the holy city of Qom. The UN Security Council has repeatedly ordered Tehran to halt all uranium enrichment until its agency the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is satisfied by of the peaceful nature of its nuclear activities.

But, despite being targeted by four sets of UN Security Council sanctions over its refusal to suspend enrichment, Iran remains adamant that it will push ahead and denies Western claims that it seeks to build a nuclear bomb. This week Iran upped the ante once again, announcing that it had abandoned talks with the international community to negotiate a nuclear fuel swap that would see it forego its own enrichment in return for civilian-level fuel. –Breitbart

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3 Responses

  1. US Marines says:

    France is now eyeing the next oil rich trophy country to hang on its wall.

    Slimcozy argues that in order to stop a potential war, the French (the UN, Nato, etc) must start a definite war(????).

    What kind of insanity is this logic?

    Slimcozy is explaining that a war NEEDS to be started (against Iran), in order to make sure that no war gets started (by Iran).

    This is typical, 100%, pure, unadultered bullshit.

    The French and friends are simply looking to get control of the next oil rich contry so they can steal all its wealth and resources just like they are doing to Libya AT THIS MOMENT.

    The only country that should be bombed out of existence,.. is France!

    US Marines

  2. dann rivera says:

    Depose the Sha of Iran, he’s not very friendly! We cannot control Khomini, take him out! I thought Syria was next. Why not China maybe she’ll put up a fight then we can have WWIII.

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