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December 17, 2013 7:39 am

French President Hollande Reiterates Promise to Prevent Iran From Obtaining Nukes

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Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and President Shimon Peres greet French President Francois Hollande at Ben Gurion Airport, November 17th, 2013. Photo: Israel GPO.

Times of Israel – French President Francois Hollande on Monday reiterated his country’s commitment to preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, and that France was prepared to play a useful role in Israeli-Palestinian talks.

Speaking to reporters at a meet and greet at Elysee Palace, Hollande said the US Senate would “squash” the Iranians with sanctions if the Islamic Republic continues to evade negotiations with the West, according to Israel Radio. An Iranian delegation left expert-level talks abruptly last week, after news broke that the US was targeting additional businesses and individuals who had violated existing sanctions.

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