France Warns Israel: Don't Attack Iran

'Talk, talk and more talk' to stop Iranian nuke program, Kouchner urges
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Oct 5, 2008 7:17 AM CDT
France's Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas head for a press conference at Abbas' headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah yesterday.   (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
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(Newser) – The French foreign minister has urged Israel not to launch an attack on Iranian nuclear facilities, Reuters reports. "There are those" in Israel and the Israeli army "who are preparing for a military attack," Bernard Kouchner told an Israeli newspaper. "That's not the solution." Kouchner, in the Mideast to discuss peace, said the West should pursue "talk, talk," and consider further sanctions to persuade Iran to stop its nuclear program.