Statements made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (Paris, February 1, 2013)

 

Iran – Upgrade to Natanz plant announced
Explosion in Mexico (January 31, 2013)


Iran – Upgrade to Natanz plant announced

We are extremely concerned by the Iranian announcement of the future use of new generation centrifuges to enrich uranium at the Natanz plant.

It will significantly increase Iran’s enrichment capabilities and as such constitutes a further violation by Iran of the resolutions of the Security Council and the Board of Governors.

This sends a negative signal, while we are preparing to hold new discussions with the Iranians. We therefore, once again, urge Iran to ensure that its actions are consistent with its international obligations.

 

Explosion in Mexico (January 31, 2013)

We were extremely saddened to learn of the heavy toll resulting from the explosion that occurred on January 31 in Mexico, in a building belonging to the state-owned company, Pemex.

France extends its condolences to the victims’ families and expresses its solidarity with the Mexican authorities and people.