Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Chirac Says Iran with Atomic Weapons is 'Unacceptable'
French President Jacques Chirac told Egyptian daily Al-Ahram that it was 'unacceptable' for Iran to have nuclear weapons, but he left the door open to resumed discussions with Tehran.

The Iranian leaders 'must understand that, for the international community, the prospect of a militarily nuclearized Iran is unacceptable,' Chirac said in an interview published as he was due to arrive on a two-day visit set to be dominated by the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and rising tensions over Iran's nuclear ambitions.