France Being More Catholic than Pope in Adhering to US Sanctions: Iran

The Iranian embassy in France has reacted to some remarks made by a French lawmaker against the Islamic Republic saying that some French institutions are exerting the strongest pressure, even worse than those of the US, on the Islamic Republic.

The statement by Iran’s embassy in Paris came after a tweet by Anne Genetet who called for the release of Fariba Adelkhah and Roland Marchal, both detained in Iran on security charges.

Anne Genetet had tweeted that “Let’s build French-Iranian relations based on trust, not distrust.”

In a tweet the Iranian embassy responded that trust is not a one-way thing.

“Some French institutions are putting the strongest pressure on Iran, even in the field of medicine! And even worse than that of the United States!” the tweet said.

“The energy of the two countries should not be spent in the “long-term” on third-party issues and “short-term” matters.”

The remarks come against the backdrop of increased tensions between Tehran and Washington over the new sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

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