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Iran says 'biased' French policy stoking Mideast crises

Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region.

Published: 17th November 2017 12:55 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th November 2017 12:56 PM   |  A+A-

In this representational image, a Tehran resident works on his cell phone, with a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. (Photo | Associated Press)

By AFP

TEHRAN: Iran said on Friday that "biased" French policy was stoking crises in the Middle East after Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian accused it of "hegemonic" ambitions in the region.

"Unfortunately it seems that France has a biased and partisan approach to the crises in the region and this approach, whether intentionally or not, is even contributing to turning potential crises into real ones," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Ghassemi said.

Le Drian made his comments in Iran's arch rival Saudi Arabia on Thursday during a visit aimed at resolving a crisis sparked by the shock resignation earlier this month of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri, a staunch critic of Iran. 



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