From associated press:
‘France’s president promised Sunday to take a hard line toward Iran in upcoming nuclear talks this week as he began a three-day visit to Israel.’
Isn’t it the job of a country’s leader do what is in the best interests of that particular country? Shouldn’t Hollande be stressing his determination to be tough with Iran to the people of France? Why does he have to go on a three day trip to Israel to tell his French countrymen of his determination to thwart Iranian nuclear weapon ambitions?
The associated press piece continues:
“France will not make concessions on nuclear proliferation,” Hollande said at a welcome ceremony at Israel’s international airport. “France will maintain all its measures and sanctions until we are certain that Iran has renounced nuclear weapons.”
Roll out the red carpet for you then Monsieur Hollande. Hold on though, it says ‘until Iran has renounced nuclear weapons’? I thought there was a religious edict forbidding nuclear weapons in Iran? The Iranians have been telling anyone who will listen they don’t want and will not acquire nuclear weapons. So Hollande has ruled out any carrot in the attempt to allow us to snoop around Iranian facilities. That won’t please his buddies who are itching to get a closer look at how Iran will defend itself when ‘we’ decide to attack. This is all very confusing when the rest of the negotiation teams are making positive noises about the Iran discussions. The French economy isn’t in a good place but Netanyahu can’t do anything about that , after all , they rely on $3 billion annual ‘social security payments’ from the US taxpayers already.
Further on in this article:
‘Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been outspoken in his opposition to a potential deal in which the international community would ease some sanctions on Iran in exchange for some curbs on Iran’s nuclear program. The countries fear that Iran is trying to build a nuclear weapon, a charge Iran denies.’
So Hollande is actually making his statement to Netanyahu and Israel? What has it got to do with Israel? They’ve already got their hands on hundreds of nukes which France were instrumental in helping them to get. Old pals act then.
Maybe Hollande could go one step further and invite Netenyahu and and his millions of belligerent squatter friends to move to a nice quiet corner of rural France. They could kiss each other’s arse much more regularly then.