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French PM: Iran's nuclear issue should be solved through political means

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Paris, May 4, IRNA
French Prime Minister Dominique de Villepin said here Thursday that Iran's nuclear issue should be resolved through political means.

Speaking to reporters, he said France has put finding a political solution to Iran's nuclear standoff on its agenda.

The international community's concerns about Iran's uranium enrichment is on the rise, he said, adding that the international community should take a firm decision based on the reports of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the country's refusal to suspend uranium enrichment.

France has called on the UN to issue a resolution on Iran's nuclear program to indicate that the international community would take a united stance against Iran.

Military action against Iran is not a suitable solution to put an end to the country's nuclear dossier, he said.

Referring to US aggression on Iraq, he said any military action against Iran cannot solve the country's nuclear standoff and the issue should be resolved through cooperation between the international community and the United Nations.

There is another solution which is to let UN inspectors resume their inspection of the country's nuclear installations, he underlined.

Every body knows that Iran's nuclear standoff would not be resolve thorough short-time military operations and this would create numerous problems for the whole region, he said.


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