Wednesday, May 17, 2006

French FM: World must be united against Iran

China Daily:
French Foreign Minister Philippe Douste-Blazy urged the international community on Wednesday to present a united front in confronting Iranian efforts to develop nuclear weapons.

During a visit to Israel, Douste-Blazy said Iran's nuclear program caused a "serious crisis" and the U.N. Security Council may have to impose sanctions on Iran if it does not halt the enrichment of uranium.

"We are currently operating with two key words: unity and determination of the international community," Douste-Blazy said at a hospital in southern Israel. "Nothing is worse that not having the international community united on this subject." READ MORE

The foreign minister spoke in French, and his remarks were translated into Hebrew.

Iran's president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said Wednesday that Iran would not accept "any suspension or end" to its uranium enrichment activities.