French Foreign Minister Fabius blames Iran for Gaza conflict

Iran has an “extremely heavy responsibility” for the conflict in Gaza, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Wednesday after a night in which Israeli bombardment of the strip continued and Gazan armed groups fired rockets into Israel.

“What’s new is that now there are long-range arms, longer-range up to 75 kilometres […] and these are Iranian arms,” Fabius told France Culture radio. “Iranian responsibility is extremely heavy in all this.”

Fabius went on to criticise Iran for its “extremely negative” involvement in Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Gaza, adding “and then there is the big question of nuclear Iran before us”, in a reference to Western accusations that Tehran is trying to build nuclear weapons.

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