Not all of America’s negotiating partners were happy with the deal announce by President Obama. As talks proceeded past two deadlines last year, and the deadline earlier this week, the U.S. made a host of concessions. The American positions drew ire from France.
Today French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius gave a radio interview stating that France had rejected the original version of the deal as “not solid enough”, and wanted firmer conditions. But the Iranian delegation to walk out of the talks so Kerry gave in.
The French delegation was considered by observers to be one of the hardest bargainers of the P5+1 countries, a group which also included the U.S., Britain, Germany, Russia and China. Fabius told Europe 1 that France wants a firm deal “to prevent other countries in the Gulf such as Saudi Arabia from embarking on nuclear proliferation.”
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