The French administration appears tougher on Iran than the Obama administration, reports from Geneva, where the nuclear egotiations are currently taking place, suggest.
As Barak Ravid reports:
Israeli officials telling me French are most hardline from P5+1 and demanding stronger draft— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 9, 2013
It appears other Western countries are trying to dismiss the French concerns by saying they were late to the game. As the Associated Press's Matt Lee notes on Twitter:
France unpopular at #Iran talks.Western dip says "nothing more than an attempt by Fabius to insert himself into relevance late in negs."— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) November 9, 2013
Are the French carrying water for Bibi in Geneva? Who knows. But Fabius not winning any friends in the P5 circle of foreign ministers...— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) November 9, 2013
And here's the French foreign minister arriving at the hotel in Geneva where the talks are taking place:
French FM Fabius has just arrived back at the Geneva intercontinental pic.twitter.com/o4hDEfh4Tw— Barak Ravid (@BarakRavid) November 9, 2013