Statements made by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris - May 26, 2017)
• Israel – Palestinian Territories
• Iran – Missile program
For the 4th consecutive year, France will celebrate Latin America and the Caribbean with a series of events from May 27 to June 9 in which Jean-Yves Le Drian will take part.
A large number of political and economic decision-makers from Latin America and the Caribbean will be in France for this event. More than 200 events with a political, economic and cultural focus involving public and private stakeholders and associations are scheduled to take place in around 20 French cities.
The program of events is available on the France diplomatie website and on a dedicated website:
Palestinian prisoners are on hunger strike in Israeli prisons. What is your response?
France is concerned about the hunger strike by Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons that has now lasted 40 days.
It calls for efforts to establish dialogue and for a response to the Palestinian prisoners’ demands.
The Iranian authorities announced that they’ve built a third underground missile production factory. How do you respond to that?
France was concerned to learn of recent statements by Iranian authorities regarding the continuation of that country’s ballistic missile program.
Any activity in connection with ballistic missiles designed to carry nuclear warheads is in contradiction with Security Resolution 2231. France reiterates its call for Iran to comply with Security Council decisions and to refrain from any actions that contribute to destabilizing the region.