Sources: Sarkozy views Obama stance on Iran as 'utterly immature'

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Sources: Sarkozy views Obama stance on Iran as 'utterly immature'
By Barak Ravid
Haaretz
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French President Nicolas Sarkozy is very critical of U.S. presidential candidate Barack Obama's positions on Iran, according to reports that have reached Israel's government.

Sarkozy has made his criticisms only in closed forums in France. But according to a senior Israeli government source, the reports reaching Israel indicate that Sarkozy views the Democratic candidate's stance on Iran as "utterly immature" and comprised of "formulations empty of all content."

Obama visited Paris in July, and the Iranian issue was at the heart of his meeting with Sarkozy. At a joint press conference afterward, Obama urged Iran to accept the West's proposal on its nuclear program, saying that Iran was creating a serious situation that endangered both Israel and the West.

According to the reports reaching Israel, Sarkozy told Obama at that meeting that if the new American president elected in November changed his country's policy toward Iran, that would be "very problematic."
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Gee, but, but, the media said the foreigners love the Obamessiah, it sounds like at least one world leader thinks he is a fool at best...
 

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Don, to be honest, if the president of France takes issue with it, I'm inclined to think it might be good. After all, France is, well, France.
 

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It's worth noting that France has said that is both for AND against the idea of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear stance, and supports Iran getting "peaceful nuclear power."While publicly stating that "Iran's nuclear program is military," they also stand ready to "assist" (read: sell) in the development of nuclear electrical generating capability.

A longer look at France's stand on the issue reveals them to be somewhat two-faced: against the development of nuclear weaponry, but supportive of anything that might lead to profit for them. While the U.S. has no ties with Iran, France still has extensive diplomatic and commercial ties with them, and tells the world one thing, and tells Iran another.

Iran, for its part, has already suggested that France lead a consortium to manage its nuclear enrichment program.
 
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How very un-PC Elder,
They aren't two-faced they have a multiplicity of policies.
 

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It's worth noting that France has said that is both for AND against the idea of sanctions against Iran for its nuclear stance, and supports Iran getting "peaceful nuclear power."While publicly stating that "Iran's nuclear program is military," they also stand ready to "assist" (read: sell) in the development of nuclear electrical generating capability.

A longer look at France's stand on the issue reveals them to be somewhat two-faced: against the development of nuclear weaponry, but supportive of anything that might lead to profit for them. While the U.S. has no ties with Iran, France still has extensive diplomatic and commercial ties with them, and tells the world one thing, and tells Iran another.

Iran, for its part, has already suggested that France lead a consortium to manage its nuclear enrichment program.


Elder nails the point! France is a trading partner of Iran, it also has a large Muslim population and has always leaned towards the Arab countries rather than the West.
 
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