World War 3 With Iran? France Echoes Iranian Accusations Against US, Israel, And Saudi Arabia

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World War 3 With Iran? France Echoes Iranian Accusations Against US, Israel, And Saudi Arabia
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Since protests unfolded across Iran last week, President Trump has not hesitated to make his opinions known, much to the chagrin of Iranian and other international leaders. French President Emmanuel Macron, meanwhile, delivered a much more measured response towards Tehran, while accusing the US and allies of inciting war.

Speaking before a group of diplomats, President Macron, seemed to imply that France should take a more hands-off approach to the situation in Iran, a stark contrast to President Trump’s statements. Macron instead emphasized the need for change to come authentically from the Iranian people, rather than outside sources. The French president did, however, highlight the need for vigilant attention towards the rights of the Iranian people, saying, “There is a crisis that comes from the free expression of the Iranian people and our role is to be diligent and demanding that human rights be respected.”

President Macron took a much firmer stance against the US, Saudi Arabia, and Israel, who have been accused by Iranian sources of inciting the anti-government protests. “The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron said. With tensions growing between Iran, other regional powers, and the US, Macron’s comments seem to highlight international fears of World War 3 with Iran.

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