Tehran angered by France FM blaming Iran for Gaza conflict

Iran reputes the French FM for his observations that Tehran is the source of most mid-East conflicts, including the Gaza violence for the past week.



DUBAI – Iran reacted angrily to assertions by French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius and accused him of not understanding the realities in the region after the diplomat accused Tehran of being responsible for the Gaza conflict.

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius – Photo: AFP/File

On Wednesday Fabius accused Iran of negative intentions in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Gaza and that it bore a “heavy responsibility” for the fighting for providing long-range weapons.

Iran has denied allegations it has supplied Hamas with Fajr-5 rockets, which the militant group that controls Gaza said it had fired on Tel Aviv, but Iran has made clear it has provided military aid.


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