In a flagrant practice of double standards, French President Emanuel Macron warns Iran about its nuclear program and at the same time, shakes hands with Netanyahu, whose government now possesses hundreds of nuclear warheads.
On this Thursday and during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, French President Emmanuel Macron rebuked Iran for “headlong rush” in pursuing its nuclear program
Netanyahu was in Paris till Friday and is expected to visit other European capitals with the aim of seeking a stronger European stance against Tehran’s nuclear activities.
In a statement that was released after Macron and Netanyahu’s meeting in the Elysee Palace, the French president warned that the Islamic Republic is alarmingly continuing its nuclear program and that this atomic adventurism of Tehran “would inevitably have consequences”.
In the joint statement, both leaders also discussed ways to counter “the Iranian nuclear threat”, with Netanyahu emphasizing the need for more “deterrence against Iran and its proxies in the Middle East”.
A separate statement issued by Israel’s embassy in Paris noted that during his meeting with Macron, Netanyahu urged “substantial sanctions to be imposed on the Iran regime and called for the Revolutionary Guards to be added to the European Union’s terror list.”
France made fun of itself by rebuking Iran’s nuke program in the presence of Netanyahu
It is not surprising to hear Israel denouncing Iran’s nuclear activities as Tel Aviv has, for years, accused Iran of seeking a nuclear weapon. This is while Iran categorically denies any move or intention towards building a nuclear bomb.
What is shocking, however, is Macron’s stance against Iran’s nuclear program. To shed more lights on the matter, France knows it for a fact that Israel does possess dozens of nuclear weapons and is not complying with the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) simply because Tel Aviv is not a member of the NPT.
Iran, on the other hand, is a member of the above-mentioned treaty and has signed the additional protocols with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In addition, neither the IAEA nor any national intelligence agency of the US, Europe, and even Israel, has not yet found any proved evidence that Iran is moving towards building nuclear weapons, let alone already having one.
However, Thursday visit between Macron and Netanyahu, and the words that the French president said in rebuking Tehran’s nuclear activities signifies a poorly-planed and naïve play of double standards by France in criticizing Iran’s nuclear program at the very presence of Israeli leaders.
Iran lashed out at Macron for his unfair stance
In reaction to Macron’s controversial words against Iran’s nuclear program, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Nasser Kanani said that “it seems the French president has forgotten the Israeli regime, which possesses tens of nuclear warheads in its nuclear arsenal, and refuses to accept any international supervision”.
Kanani also noted that “Instead of expressing fake concerns about Iran’s peaceful nuclear activities, which are completely under the supervision of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the French side should inform the world about the ways that the Zionist state has illegally obtained nuclear weapons,”
Asserting that the very meeting with the leader of Israel is an act worth condemnation, Kanani said that Israel has “a dark record of occupation and military aggression,” and that it is in fact Tel Aviv that is the prime source of threat against regional and international peace and security, not Iran and its peaceful pursuit of nuclear energy.
Good to mention that Israel is estimated to possess 70 to 400 nuclear warheads, making it the sole possessor of nuclear weapons in the Middle East.