Iran sent explosives for a planned terror attack outside Paris which were brought into France by Iranian diplomatic packages sent on a passenger plane according to a report in Independent in Arabic, a UK newspaper. Still, France backs Iran.
President Hassan Rouhani said the White House’s actions were ‘mentally retarded.’ Sounds more like France. Of course the Democrats had no problem with Iran’s use of the “retarded.” But you say it and you will be the target of a debilitating demonization and destruction.
France backs Iran and says Trump is not really ‘interested in dialogue’ with Tehran after US president indicated he wants talks
- French source said there is ‘no signal the US is interested in dialogue’ with Iran
- News comes despite Trump saying he wanted to ‘make Iran great again’
- European allies have sought to mediate between Washington and Tehran
- Trump threatened ‘obliteration’ of Iran after he was called ‘mentally retarded’
By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline, 26 June 2019
France is reportedly backing Iran and a defense source claims the US is not interested in talks with Tehran, despite President Trump’s indicating he was open to negotiations.
France and other European nations have continued to try and mediate between Tehran and Washington in the wake of last week’s attack on a U.S. drone in the Gulf.
But a French source told CNN there is ‘no signal the US is interested in dialogue’, despite Trump saying he wanted to ‘make Iran great again’ with a new nuclear deal.
The defense source said France would not hastily join Trump if he were to try and set up an anti-Iran bloc, although he reiterated that they regarded the Americans as ‘good allies.’
President Donald Trump has welcomed talks with Iran, saying he wanted to ‘make Iran great again’ over the weekend
President Hassan Rouhani lashed out at Trump on Tuesday, calling the White House’s actions ‘mentally retarded’
They also backed the Obama-era Iran Deal which Trump pulled out of last year as he increased sanctions.
The French did however back US intelligence reports on Monday, saying they did not believe the American drone had violated Iranian airspace.
On the weekend Trump told NBC’s Meet the Press show: ‘I think they [Iran] want to negotiate. And I think they want to make a deal. And my deal is nuclear.’
Tensions between the two countries have escalated in recent weeks after Washington blamed Tehran for attacks on two oil tankers, followed by the downing of a US surveillance drone off Iran’s coast.
Iran denied the tanker attacks but said the drone was in its airspace. Trump later called off a counter-strike, saying it would have killed too many Iranians.
However, on Wednesday Trump issued further warnings to Iran saying war ‘wouldn’t last very long.’
‘I’m not talking boots on the ground … I’m just saying if something would happen, it wouldn’t last very long,’ Trump told Fox Business Network.
On Tuesday, Trump lashed out and threatened Iran with ‘obliteration’ after President Hassan Rouhani said the White House’s actions were ‘mentally retarded.’
A picture obtained by AFP from Iranian News Agency ISNA on June 13, 2019 reportedly shows fire and smoke billowing from Norwegian owned Front Altair tanker said to have been attacked in the waters of the Gulf of Oman
Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is also quoted as saying that ‘the most hated figures of such an administration accuse and insult the Iranian nation. Iranian nation will not budge and will not withdraw because of the insults.’
His website further refers to the Trump administration as ‘sinister.’
‘I don’t think their leadership is smart,’ Trump told Fox Business Network today. ‘Iran is going down the tubes,’ he added, citing biting U.S. sanctions as well as unrest in the country and other economic pressures.
Trump claimed he was ‘nice’ to Iran in not ordering strikes after Tehran shot down the drone.
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