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Iran/nuclear proliferation/New Year greetings to the diplomatic corps

Published on January 21, 2015
Speech by M. François Hollande, President of the Republic
Paris, January 16, 2015

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I also know that we must take action to settle the Iranian nuclear issue. In Vienna last November we took note of the remaining difficulties, notably those relating to enrichment and the production of fissile materials, and a decision was reached to extend the interim agreement to 30 June 2015.
France wishes to see a definitive agreement but not on just any terms, which adopts a clear line: yes to access for Iran to civil nuclear energy; no to its access to nuclear weapons. We shall accept no compromise on that core principle. We want an agreement but an agreement that leads to that outcome. (…)./.

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