France Warns of War With Iran… Again!

The French are threatening military action against Iran, again!
The new French Foreign Minister under President Sarkozy is threatening the Iranians with military action if they do not suspend their nuclear weapons program.
The BBC reported:

French foreign minister Bernard Kouchner says the world should prepare for war over Iran’s nuclear programme.

“We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war,” Mr Kouchner said in an interview on French TV and radio.

Mr Kouchner said negotiations with Iran should continue “right to the end”, but an Iranian nuclear weapon would pose “a real danger for the whole world”.

Iran has consistently denied it is trying to acquire nuclear weapons but intends to carry on enriching uranium.

Mr Kouchner also said a number of large French companies had been asked not to tender for business in Iran.

Meanwhile, Iran again repeateed that suspension of nuclear enrichment is not negotiable.
Iranian Bazteb News reported:

Iran has said adoption of a new resolution at the Security Council will lead to a revision in its cooperation with the UN nuclear watchdog.

“In case of the adoption of a new resolution against Iran by the UN Security Council, the Islamic Republic of Iran will make a revision in the level of its cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Mohammad-Ali Hosseini told domestic and foreign reporters at his weekly press conference Sunday.

…Asked about contradictory remarks made by German officials on the continuation of Iran-IAEA cooperation on one hand and the necessity to impose sanctions against Tehran on the other, the spokesman said, “It would be a positive and proper step, if the Germans back cooperation between Iran and the IAEA.”

“But their support for imposing sanctions on Iran will be incorrect and insufficient,” he added.

The spokesman also said the US efforts to block cooperation between Iran and the International Atomic Energy Agency will fail.

“Suspension of enrichment is not a negotiable topic,” he stressed.

Fausta has more on the tough-talking French.
Hat Tip Larwyn

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