French President Jacques Chirac said Friday that a proposed UN Security Council resolution on the standoff over Iran's nuclear program "does not automatically entail" use of force.
Chirac said France was not against a tough resolution aimed at pushing Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program, but stressed it should not lead to the automatic use of military force or sanctions if Iran refuses.
"Our objective is to have a resolution that may be obeyed," Chirac told reporters on the margins of an EU-Latin America leaders summit.
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