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"I say to Donald Trump, and the President of the Republic tells him too: we do not take part in American debates, let us live our life in our country," he said.
Arriving in Paris for a World War One Armistice Day centenary celebration, Trump fired off a note on Twitter saying Macron had just "suggested that Europe build its own military."
Bolton has advocated taking a hard line on Iran, but told "Face the Nation" on CBS News that those were his personal views and were not necessarily the position of the administration.
The Yemen conflict has killed more than 10,000 people and displaced more than 3 million.
The foreign ministry also said France was concerned about Iran's ballistic missile program and its activities in the region.
Citing Iranian influence in Iraq, Lebanon and Yemen, Macron said Tehran's foreign policy "can sometimes be a factor of destabilization and we need to have a dialog with the Iranian regime."
Macron's statement lays blame on France’s allies rather than its estranged trade partner Iran for a perceived risk of escalation.
‘No other solution than two states, and not without agreement by both sides.’
By RINA BASSIST
French response: "When you have spent your days massacring your people, you should be generally a little more discrete.”
Hariri’s resignation, which still is not formalized, threw Lebanon into political crisis and put it center-stage in the Middle East's overarching rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
By TOVAH LAZAROFF
French President Emmanuel Macron raised the possibility of sanctions following Iran's launching of non-defensive missiles.
The call has been addressed to party and municipal authorities in large cities across France, including in Lyons, Marseille and Nice.
By SHIMON SAMUELS
On Sunday and Monday Israeli PM Netanyahu visited Paris and Brussels to confront Europe’s leaders and challenge their hostility toward Israel.
By CAROLINE B. GLICK
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