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    Default France: Prepare for war over Iran

    PARIS, France (AP) -- France's foreign minister warned Sunday that the world should prepare for war if Iran obtains nuclear weapons and said European leaders were considering their own economic sanctions against the Islamic country.

    Negotiations and two sets of U.N. Security Council sanctions have failed to persuade Iran to stop its uranium enrichment program, a process that can produce fuel for nuclear power plants as well as material used in atomic weapons.

    Iran insists its atomic activities are aimed only at producing energy, but the U.S., its European allies and other world powers suspect Iranian authorities of seeking nuclear weapons.

    Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner, speaking on RTL radio, called for "more effective sanctions" against Iran if it continues to resist the demands to suspend uranium enrichment.

    "We will not accept that such a bomb is made. We must prepare ourselves for the worst," he said, specifying that could mean a war. He did not elaborate on what kind of preparations that would entail.

    "We have decided, while negotiations are under way ... to prepare for eventual sanctions outside the United Nations, which would be European sanctions," he said.

    Kouchner was not specific about what penalties Europe might impose, other than to say they could be "economic sanctions regarding financial movements."

    "Our German friends proposed this. We discussed it a few days ago," he said.

    Sarkozy reportedly floated the possibility of European sanctions against Iran this summer. In a major foreign policy speech last month, he mentioned the possibility of an attack on Iran, which he said would be as "catastrophic" as Tehran getting a nuclear bomb.

    Meanwhile, Iran's foreign minister was quoted as saying on state television that enriched uranium fuel is ready to be shipped from Russia to Iran's first nuclear power plant.

    The project has been beset by repeated delays due to payment problems on the Iranian side, according to the Russians. Iran, however, maintains it is because Moscow has been caving into Western pressure to halt the project.

    Sunday's announcement comes after talks in Moscow between Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki and Russian nuclear chief Sergei Kiriyenko to address delays in completing the $1 billion Bushehr power plant.

    Iran currently has the ability to enrich small amounts of uranium for nuclear fuel but still nowhere near enough to power a nuclear plant, much less create a weapon. Russian officials say the Bushehr plant cannot open until six months after the current fuel is delivered.
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    This is FRANCE saying this????!!!!!

    I saw this on CNN and thought it was a typo.

    Roth is back in VH, France is talking about war.

    Hell is officially at 32 degrees.

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    Iran says France stoking crisis with war talk

    TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran on Monday accused French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner of stoking a crisis after he said France must prepare for the possibility of war over Tehran's disputed nuclear program.


    The official IRNA news agency quoted Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Ali Hosseini as saying Kouchner's remarks were not in line with European Union policies.

    "Using crisis-making words is against France's high historical and cultural position and is against France's civilization," he said in a statement.

    An earlier IRNA story quoted the spokesman as using the term "provocative words" in his statement, but in a later update the agency changed this to "crisis-making words."

    "It seems the French foreign minister has forgotten the EU's policies," Hosseini was quoted as saying. France is a leading member of the 27-nation EU.

    Kouchner said in an interview on Sunday that France must prepare for the possibility of war against Iran over its nuclear activities, which the West fears are aimed at making atom bombs. But he said he did not believe such action was imminent.

    He also told RTL radio and LCI television that the world's major powers should use further sanctions to show they were serious about stopping Tehran getting atom bombs. The minister said France had asked French firms not to bid for work in Iran.

    Several big French firms have made or are looking at making big investments in the Islamic Republic, the world's fourth-largest oil producer, including Total and Renault.

    French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said on Monday that everything must be done to avoid war with Iran, but added that Kouchner was right to say the situation was dangerous and must be taken seriously.

    Iran says its nuclear program is aimed solely at generating electricity.

    In a commentary on Monday, IRNA accused France of "extremism," an apparent reference to Kouchner's statement.

    "Since Sarkozy's occupation of the Elysee, a European has inhabited the same skin as the United States and imitates the same bellows and dirty looks," it said, referring to new French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

    "The new French government thinks that the best approach in the international arena is to undermine peace and foster tension, the approach it has now adopted," IRNA said.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    This is FRANCE saying this????!!!!!

    I saw this on CNN and thought it was a typo.

    Roth is back in VH, France is talking about war.

    Hell is officially at 32 degrees.
    Whooo!!! Do you know what this means?! The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl!!!

    All kidding aside, if France thinks it's this serious, it must be serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Whooo!!! Do you know what this means?! The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Whooo!!! Do you know what this means?! The Vikings are going to win the Super Bowl!!!

    All kidding aside, if France thinks it's this serious, it must be serious.
    And the Texas Rangers are gonna win the world series.
    Your favorite band sucks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cokemach1 View Post
    This is FRANCE saying this????!!!!!

    I saw this on CNN and thought it was a typo.

    Roth is back in VH, France is talking about war.

    Hell is officially at 32 degrees.
    Can't retreat without being in a war.

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    for a minute there I thought this thread said France is picking a fight with Iran....


    no wait..

    it DOES say France is picking a fight with Iran



    what's Hannity going to say?
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    That's all we need is another war?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xaminer View Post
    And the Texas Rangers are gonna win the world series.
    Nope, we could NEVER be that lucky!
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    Thank GOD the FRENCH are taking a stand on this!! What country wouldnt wilt in the face of the mighty French military-industrial complex?
    Just imagine 25,000 Frenchmen heading into battle, 4 at a time, in their Renault LeCar battle vehicles...
    "Look, I'll pay you for it, what the f**k?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead View Post
    Thank GOD the FRENCH are taking a stand on this!! What country wouldnt wilt in the face of the mighty French military-industrial complex?
    Just imagine 25,000 Frenchmen heading into battle, 4 at a time, in their Renault LeCar battle vehicles...
    You're kidding, right?

    The French make some of the best weaponry in the world. They still make a great fighter, the Mirage 2000, which is often at the top of military shopping lists of countries that don't build their own. Their weapons are first class.

    Don't confuse the French government with the French military, those guys have been fighting and flying air-cover in Afghanistan for OUR TROOPS since 2003 and their ground forces have been part of the NATO force in Afghanistan as well.

    As for the topic...does this mean we can call them French Fries again?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    As for the topic...does this mean we can call them French Fries again?
    Nope not yet. More proof needed!

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    Default reminds me of joke I recently heard . . .

    A US Navy Admiral was attending a naval conference that included 20 Admirals from the US, British, Canadian, Australian and French Navies.

    At a reception, he found himself standing with a huge group of officers that included personnel from most of the countries. Everyone was chatting away in English as they sipped their drinks, but a French Admiral suddenly complained that, whereas Europeans learn many languages. Americans learn only English!

    He then asked, "Why is it that we always have to speak English in these conferences, rather than speaking French?"

    Without hesitating, the American Admiral replied, "Maybe it's because the Brit's, Canadians, Aussie's and Americans arranged it so you wouldn't have to speak German."

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