IANKARA. – Iran accused France yesterday of fuelling tension in the Middle East by taking a “biased” stance on Tehran’s regional policy, and President Emmanuel Macron said Tehran misunderstood its “balanced” position. “It seems that France has a biased view towards the ongoing crises and humanitarian catastrophes in the Middle East,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by state TV.
“This view fuels regional conflicts, whether intentionally or unintentionally.” French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Thursday said France was worried about Iran’s involvement in the Middle East crisis and its disputed ballistic missile programme. “Iran’s role and the different areas where this country operates worries us,” Le Drian told a joint news conference with his Saudi counterpart Adel Jubeir in Riyadh. – Xinhua.