Iran denounces Sarkozy over anti-Iran remarks

Sep 6, 2011

Tehran – Tehran on Tuesday denounced French President Nicolas Sarkozy for his anti-Iran remarks, Fars news agency reported.

Sarkozy said last week that the Iranian nuclear and missile programs pose an increasing threat to the West and could lead to a preventive attack.

‘Unfortunately the French president makes remarks which are superficial and unacceptable,’ Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi told Fars news agency.

‘Such remarks are made by someone who likes to exaggerate everything but his choice of words are not only ill-mannered but also incompetent,’ the minister added.

Tehran-Paris relations soured following the 2008 arrest of French lecturer Clotilde Reiss, who was sentenced to a 10-year jail term for espionage during anti-government protests.

The sentence was later reduced to a cash fine of 300,000 dollars. Despite her release in May 2010, relations remain cool with France accusing Iran of seeking a secret nuclear weapon program.

Tehran has constantly denied the accusations.

Source: Monsters and Critics.


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