0212 GMT July 16, 2019
Ali Larijani said, “Recent remarks by the French president in a meeting with Trump were shameful and inept… Macron’s comments did not match what he has been telling our president… in their meetings and on the phone.”
Recently, French President Emmanuel Macron, in a meeting with the US President Donald Trump, said Paris wanted to make sure Tehran would not get nuclear weapons.
“We had an accord until 2025 and we want to go further and have full certainty in the long run... (Then) reduce ballistic activity and contain Iran regionally.”
“It seems that he [Macron] says anything that the person he meets would like to hear,” Larijani said.
Iran insists its nuclear activities are entirely peaceful and has repeatedly refused to discuss its missile program.
“If Macron is so skilled in resolving international issues and threatening other nations, wouldn’t it better for him to settle his own country’s internal problems first, to prevent so many casualties in France?” the Iranian speaker asked.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Seyyed Abbas Mousavi had earlier dismissed Macron’s statements, saying such remarks will not help preserve the Iran nuclear deal.
“Despite some remarks and political statements, the European parties have failed so far to fulfill their commitments under the JCPOA and their obligations following the US’ illegal withdrawal from the agreement,” Mousavi said.
The Europeans, he added, have failed to prepare the ground for Iran to fully benefit from the multilateral agreement.