MP: Iran to Reconsider Relations with France

Considering the belligerent and irrational stance of France, Iran will reconsider its economic ties with that country, an Iranian parliament’s presiding board member said here on Wednesday. Hamid Reza Haji Babayee told FNA that as a member of the country’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) parliament speaker Gholam Ali Haddad Adel would raise the issue in the council.

“France should make sure that it will face the results of its irrational attitude and belligerent stances,” he added.

The legislator said that the Iran regulates its economic relations with other countries on the basis of the other sides’ mutual attitude and actions, “Thus, France should wait for the results of its irrational behavior.”

He said that the parliament would soon announce its official stances in this regard, and called on French officials to revise their recent stances to escape the negative results of their warlike words against Iran.

The legislator’s remarks followed the warmongering words of French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, who said on Sunday, “we must prepare ourselves for the worst” if Iran obtains nuclear weapons, and he specified that could mean a war.

He told the French newspaper Le Monde that his comments were aimed at “drawing attention to the gravity of the crisis.” On Monday, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon sought to play down Kouchner’s comments, saying “France’s role is to lead the way to a peaceful solution.”

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday shrugged off Kouchner’s warning of war, saying, “We do not take these threats seriously.”

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