84 articles tagged "France"
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Sarkozy in Damascus backs away from US-led condemnation of Iran's nuclear program<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 6, 2008, 7:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
French president Nicolas Sarkozy said in Damascus Wednesday, Sept 3: "Obviously there is a lack of confidence between Iran and the nations involved in this issue. We [the French] will continue our efforts for dialogue."
In a clear departure from Washington's position and in breach of his promises to Israel not ...
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Indirect Israel-Syrian talks resume next Sunday on borders - Elysee, Paris<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 5, 2008, 12:11 AM (GMT+02:00)
Israel has not verified the announcement, which debkafile's sources report the presidential palace in Paris put out to lend weight to Nicolas Sarkozy's state visit to Damascus starting Wed. Sept 3 and boost his pretensions to a role in Middle East peacemaking.
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Assad pours icy water on Olmert-Sarkozy-Abbas upbeat peace show<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2008, 10:57 AM (GMT+02:00)
French president Nicolas Sarkozy organized a jovial photo-op with Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas to launch his Mediterranean union debut with 43 leaders in Paris Sunday, July 13.
The first sour note came from Syrian president Bashar Assad, who was reinstated by Sarkozy's invitation on ...
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Sarkozy: No peace without stopping Jewish settlement<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2008, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Addressing a Knesset session in his honor, June 23, the first French president on a state visit to Israel in 12 years, proclaimed his undying friendship for and admiration of the Jewish state, while stressing that a lasting Middle East peace required a halt on Israeli settlement "on Palestinian land," ...
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Exclusive: PM Olmert willing to cede Shebaa Farms to UN custody ahead of Golan<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 21, 2008, 9:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's sources reveal that prime minister Ehud Olmert told US secretary of state Condoleezza Rice when they met in Jerusalem Sunday, June 15, that he was willing to evacuate Israeli troops and hand this strategic enclave on the Hermon slopes to United Nations custody as early as July. ...
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Sarkozy lands in Beirut, opens "new page" in French relations with... Syria<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2008, 1:40 PM (GMT+02:00)
Nicolas Sarkozy arrived Saturday, June 7, with a large delegation including prime minister Francois Fillon and heads of government and opposition parties.
In an interview with Lebanese dailies he remarked: "I had said ... that I would resume contacts with Syria only when positive, concrete developments occurred in Lebanon with a ...
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Exclusive: Six pirates detained after French luxury yacht freed with crew<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 15, 2008, 1:24 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's shipping correspondent reports that the CMA-CGM company, owners of the luxury yacht Le Ponant seized in Somali waters a week ago, did not deny paying ransom for the release of the 32-member crew and yacht. At the same time, the elite French GIGN force was able to ...
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Elite French counter-terror team on standby to rescue yacht seized by Somali pirates
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2008, 12:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's shipping correspondent reveals that the pirates who seized the French Le Ponant luxury yacht Friday in international waters off Somalia and took its 32-man crew hostage, headed south Monday, April 7. They are moored on the Indian Ocean shore of the semi-autonomous Somali province of Puntland, near ...
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Sarkozy declares UK and France must put an end to Iran's nuclear ambitions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2008, 11:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
French president Nicolas Sarkozy was addressing a joint session of the British parliament on a state visit to the United Kingdom Wednesday, March 26. He went on to pledge more French troops to NATO forces fighting in Afghanistan, declaring: We cannot afford to see the Taliban and al Qaeda return ...
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France, the UAE, Qatar, Saudi Arabia secretly launch their first joint war game
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 29, 2008, 10:51 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources report exclusively that the first Persian Gulf exercise without the US in many years began Feb. 24. It will last ten days. It is also the first time the United Arab Emirates and France have invoked their 19-year old military pact.
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Sarkozy orders suspension of France's diplomatic ties with Syria<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 1, 2008, 8:33 AM (GMT+02:00)
Aftr talks with Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in Cairo, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said: "I have ordered by team to suspend diplomatic relations with Syria until we see Syria cooperating in the presidential election in Lebanon."
Parliament postponed the vote Saturday for the 11th time over the intransigence of the ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span> Reports: Iranian-Syrian nuclear issues heat up amid growing mistrust of IAEA director in Washington, Paris and Jerusalem<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2007, 11:38 AM (GMT+02:00)
French defense minister Herve Morin said Monday, Oct. 29, he has information that Iran is developing nuclear weapons. He thus publicly contradicted remarks made by IAEA director Mohammed ElBaradai that there is no such evidence.
debkafile's sources report that president Nicolas Sarkozy plans a state visit to Jerusalem in ...
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French FM Kouchner: The Iranian nuclear crisis forces the world to prepare for the worst - which is war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2007, 11:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
In a series of press, radio and TV interviews, Sunday, Sept. 16, Bernard Kouchner also said he had advised large French companies not to respond to tenders issued by Tehran. debkafile adds: France thus joined the economic sanctions imposed by the US, Britain, Japan and Germany on Iran ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Sarkozy is first Western leader to speak out loud about US plan to bomb Iran<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2007, 9:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
Addressing 180 French diplomats Monday, Aug. 27, French president Nicolas Sarkozy said a nuclear-armed Iran would be unacceptable and the world must tighten sanctions while offering Tehran incentives to halt weapons development. "This initiative is the only one that can enable us to escape an alternative that I say is ...
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The concept of a nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable, says Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin interview<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 23, 2007, 4:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
The concept of a nuclear-armed Iran is unacceptable, says Nicolas Sarkozy in Berlin interview
In his first comment as French president on the standoff over Tehran's nuclear program, Sarkozy said: A nuclear Iran "would free the way for an arms race in the region and directly threaten Israel and southeastern Europe," ...
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<span class="debka">debka</span><span class="file">file</span>: Will al Qaeda use violence to prevent Sarcozy becoming French president? The Madrid rail bombing worked in Spain <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2007, 1:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
The right-centre contender Nicolas Sarcozy has a better than good chance of winning France's presidential runoff on May 6, after his 31% vote in the first round topped the 26% gained by his leading rival, the Socialist Segolene Royal.
debkafile's counter-terror sources report: The countdown has begun at ...
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France's presidential candidates hold final campaign rallies Thursday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2007, 1:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
The latest polls show one-third of French voters still undecided, four days before Sunday's first round of voting. Center-right Nicolas Sarkozy leads marginally with 29% followed by Socialist Segolene Royal's 25%. The centrist candidate Francois Bayrou is down to 15%. There is every chance of a runoff scheduled for May ...
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Chirac's Tolerance of a Nuclear-Armed Iran Stirs Response in Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2007, 4:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
Last week, French president Jacques Chirac said he was not concerned about the danger of Iran having "...one or perhaps a second bomb..." In a statement he retracted a day later, he said it would be an act of self-destruction for Iran to use a nuclear weapon against another country. ...
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Sharon and Chirac - Partners in Distress
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2005, 12:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
French president Jacques Chirac lavished brilliant fanfare and ceremonial warmth on a rare visitor to Paris, Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, when he arrived Wednesday, July 28, on a state visit to France. The ice-breaking symbolism was just that, no more than a thin veneer over the true state of ...
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Chirac Spurns Qureia, Abbas - Throws Support behind Palestinian Radicals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2004, 10:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
On Monday, November 8, it looked as though after ten days, the brawl within the Palestinian leadership over Yasser Arafat's body and ill-gotten fortune might be running out of mind-boggling maneuvers, when French president Jacques Chirac stepped in. Whereas until now, he had insisted on the whole mess being removed ...
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