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Title: France doesn’t need US approval to act on Iran, says foreign minister
Post by: TomSea on August 09, 2019, 08:39:44 PM
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France doesn’t need US approval to act on Iran, says foreign minister
BY Rym Momtaz

PARIS — France "requires no authorization" to try and calm tensions with Iran, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Friday in a clear response to a tweet by U.S. President Donald Trump.

France has been engaged in months-long diplomatic efforts to convince Iran and the United States to pause their aggression and start negotiations. However, on Thursday, Trump accused French President Emmanuel Macron of giving Iran "mixed signals" and "purporting to represent" the U.S.

“I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself,” Trump wrote. “No one is authorized in any way, shape, or form, to represent us!”

Read more at: https://www.politico.eu/article/france-doesnt-need-us-approval-to-act-on-iran-says-foreign-minister/ (https://www.politico.eu/article/france-doesnt-need-us-approval-to-act-on-iran-says-foreign-minister/)