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Iran/UNSCR 1929

Published on June 14, 2010
Iranian nuclear programme – Adoption of UNSCR 1929 – Interview given by Bernard Kouchner, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, to “RFI”

Paris, June 10 , 2010

The adoption of UNSCR 1929 isn’t a refusal of dialogue; on the contrary, it’s an affirmation of the need for dialogue. We’re continuing, the whole time, to reach out [to the Iranians], offer an open door and dialogue. At the same time, we’re behaving reasonably, because the dangers are great in that part of the world and sparks can trigger explosions and still greater tragedy.

None of the sanctions passed today at the United Nations Security Council targets the Iranian people – on the contrary. The major event is the Iranian people’s revolt against what they call an injustice. This is what counts and one day it will be crucial: there isn’t a single section of the Green Movement, that courageous movement, talking or wanting to talk about military nuclear power./.

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