France's Hollande assures Netanyahu that Paris will maintain pressure on Iran

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 11, 2013 21:50

French President Francois Hollande assured Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Friday that Paris would remain "tough" on Iran despite the Islamic Republic's efforts to get sanctions eased against its controversial nuclear program, AFP reported.

Hollande telephoned Netanyahu to give him assurances that France was committed to keeping up pressure on Iran following a media blitz by the prime minister on Thursday in which he warned against succumbing to Iran's charm offensive in a number of interviews to European news outlets.

According to AFP, Hollande told Netanyahu that France would maintain pressure on Iran until Iranian President Hassan Rouhani backed up his diplomatic overtures with actions on the ground.


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