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Iran angered after France's Fabius blames Tehran for Gaza conflict
Published Thursday 22/11/2012 (updated) 22/11/2012 12:13
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DUBAI (Reuters) -- 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.

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.

"The comments made by Mr. Fabius are due to lack of attention to the prevailing realities in the Middle East," foreign ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast said, the state news agency reported late on Wednesday.

"This French official must keep in mind the point that such comments do not lift the responsibility of the Zionist regime and its supporters about the war crimes they have committed against the oppressed Palestinian nation."

On Wednesday, Revolutionary Guards commander Mohammad Ali Jafari denied Iran had given Hamas Fajr 5 rockets and only provided technological assistance.

Speaker of Parliament Ali Larijani urged Arab states on Wednesday to follow Iran's example of providing military assistance to the Palestinians.

A ceasefire between Israel and Hamas took effect late on Wednesday, bringing welcome respite after eight days of conflict as concern grew over an imminent Israeli ground offensive into the territory.
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1 ) Outlier / USA
22/11/2012 19:29
If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck and eats like a duck, it's a duck, even if it does so in secret.

2 ) Outlier / USA
23/11/2012 05:20
Previous comment spiked. Typical Ma'an censorship.

3 ) Peter / Maaysia
23/11/2012 05:59
why should Iran deny this and that ? Just ask him how much has Israel received in terms of planes and tanks etc plus tons of money. In a conflict there are two sides... so which is is right. The on attacking or the one defending. Seems France is another pariah country which does not follow International laws.... like arming terrorists which they recognise so long as they kill other muslims.

4 ) IVAN / RUSSIA
23/11/2012 08:19
HE IS SMOKING KOSHER WEEDS!

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/11/2012 00:26
Interesting that Israel can mount an unprovoked attack on Gaza and it's Iran's fault. The logic is similar to blaming Britain's guarantee to Poland in 1939 for Hitler's attack.

6 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/11/2012 00:28
Anyway...'his parents were Jewish and converted to Catholicism; Fabius was raised an assimilated Catholic.' Progressive except for Palestine, I would guess.

7 ) observer / France
25/11/2012 08:50
Let's see : If Jews stay Jewish, they are accused of exclusivity and not blending in. If their parents convert, and they are raised Catholic and French and go to the most French of schools, their blood taints them if they take any opinion favorable to Israel, while in France. If they move to Israel, though, they do not belong. Screw that. Losers hate Jews no matter what they do because they always rise right to the top, no matter what.
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