Iran Raps French FM’s Irresponsible Comments

Ramin Mehman-Parast

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehman-Parast dismissed the recent remarks by the French foreign minister on Iran’s peaceful nuclear program, and reiterated that such allegations, which have been made under political pressures, are “irresponsible”.

The Islamic Republic of Iran considered France as an advocate of the role of international organizations and their affiliated institutions, but now it seems that the French government is moving away from its traditional stands in the international arena, he stressed on Wednesday.

How can the French foreign minister speak of the danger of Iran’s access to nuclear weapons while fully ignoring the inspections of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) over the past years that have rejected Iran’s diversion from peaceful purposes,” Mehman-Parast asked.

Mehman-Parast expressed the hope that Fabius would not repeat the mistakes of some former French officials who had adopted “radical and unrealistic” stands against Iran.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on October 21 that Iran looked to be on course to what he called as reaching its goal of producing nuclear weapons by mid-2013.  Continue reading