French interference in Iran’s internal affairs unacceptable: Iran FM
Iranian and French diplomats are at odds over Paris' interfering in Iran's internal affairs, which the Iranian Foreign Minister deems unacceptable.
French intervention in Iranian domestic matters is condemned by Iran's foreign minister, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, who claims he has warned his French counterpart of the necessity for Paris to change its stances.
Following a meeting with his French counterpart Catherine Colonna on the sidelines of the Baghdad Conference in Jordan on Wednesday, Amir-Abdollahian made the comments in a tweet on his Twitter account.
The top Iranian diplomat said the reconsideration of France’s position was discussed during the talks. “Agreed that the path of dialog and diplomacy is preferable,” he wrote. “The Islamic Republic of Iran stands strong and firm.”
Iranian and French diplomats have been at odds over Paris' meddling posture regarding a string of violent uprisings in the Islamic Republic.
The French National Assembly passed a resolution on November 28, condemning what it termed a “crackdown on non-violent demonstrators.”
The approval of the "interventionist" anti-Iran resolution at the time drew a stern rebuke from Iran's foreign ministry, which also expressed sadness that France and some other European nations were exploiting the subject of human rights as a lever to exert pressure on the Islamic Republic.
French President Emmanuel Macron even hosted an Iranian-American journalist being paid in Washington on a mission to fuel violence in Iran.
The European Union and some Western countries imposed sanctions on Iran over the riots that took place in the country. Iran, in turn, announced retaliatory sanctions against institutions and individuals in the European Union due to their deliberate actions in support of terrorism and terrorist groups during the riots.