645 words - June 18, 2013 | © DiploNews, all rights reserved.
France has been at the forefront of hottest issues of the world policy arena and it has taken a harsher stance than most of its allies, the United States in particular, on Iran and Syria. Breaking with quite unanimous praise from the international community, France coldly "noted" the election of Hassan Rouhani as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran. Though it paid "tribute to the Iranian people's unshakeable aspiration to democracy," it immediately took the opportunity to remind Iran of the international community's "high expectations", particularly regarding the nuclear program and the involvement in Syria...
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