France is not drawing up military plans for a possible strike against Iran, the defense minister said Wednesday, a response to comments by the foreign minister that such planning was "normal."
Defense Minister Herve Morin said the military regularly draws up plans "on a series of subjects," but that France's focus with Iran was to convince Teheran diplomatically to end its contested nuclear program.
"No one can think for a single instant that we are in the process of drawing up and preparing military plans regarding Iran," Morin said on Canal-Plus television. "We're not at all at that point."
"It's a subject on which we don't have specific work being done," he added.