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Iranian nuclear: Macron denounces Tehran's "leak forward"


The French president received Thursday evening at the Elysée the head of the Israeli government, in particular to discuss the progress of the Iranian nuclear program.

French President Emmanuel Macron denounced Thursday evening February 2, after a dinner with Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu, Iran's


headlong rush" in its nuclear program, and warned Tehran that a continuation on this trajectory would not remain without



"The President of the Republic reiterated the necessary firmness in the face of Iran's headlong rush, which if it continued would inevitably have consequences, and of this country's lack of transparency towards the International Atomic Energy Agency “

, said the French presidency in a press release.

Iran has started enriching uranium up to 60%, well above the 3.67% threshold set by the 2015 agreement on its nuclear program and approaching the 90% needed to produce an atomic bomb.

Tehran also threatens to take


measures if the European Union decides to place the Revolutionary Guards, the ideological army of the Islamic Republic, on its blacklist, as the European Parliament wishes.

Tehran is also threatening to withdraw from the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and to expel IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) inspectors from its nuclear sites.

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Emmanuel Macron and Benyamin Netanyahu also

"expressed their strong concern over Iran's destabilizing activities throughout the region"

, added the Elysee.

The Pentagon announced on Wednesday a large seizure of Iranian weapons destined for Yemen, made in January by unidentified

"Western allies"

believed to be French special forces soldiers, according to the

Wall Street Journal


"The president recalled that Iranian support for Russian aggression in Ukraine exposed Iran to sanctions and growing isolation

," Paris also said.

kyiv and its Western allies have accused Russia of using Iranian-made drones to carry out attacks on Ukraine, causing significant damage to civilian and energy infrastructure.

In response, the West sanctioned several Iranian companies and generals, including General Bagheri.

Source: lefigaro

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