Iran - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (17.11.17)


Q - Why was Jean-Yves Le Drian’s trip to Iran postponed?

A - On November 9, the minister announced on Europe 1 that he would soon be traveling to Iran. To that end, we are identifying a date that works for everybody.

Q - Following the minister’s statements in Saudi Arabia, on Friday Iran accused France of “partiality” and asserted that its approach was aggravating the crises in the Middle East. How do you respond to that?

A - France maintains a dialogue with all countries that have an influence on the Middle East crises. Its aim is a de-escalation in violence so that all the parties can contribute to political solutions that alone will allow for the return of peace, security, and stability.