France: the US withdrawal from the agreement with Iran strengthens the position of the conservatives in Tehran

The Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian warned of the greater risk to the region because of the U.S. decision

The U.S. decision on withdrawal from the agreement on Iran’s nuclear program and the transition to the rigid policies of that country will strengthen the hardliners in Tehran will create a danger for the whole region, said Wednesday the Minister of foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian.

Review Le Drian sounded two days after U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo said that Washington will impose “the toughest sanctions in history” if Iran will not deter its influence in the region and will not limit its program to develop ballistic missiles.

“We do not agree with this method, because such a set of sanctions imposed against Iran will not create opportunities for dialogue, but on the contrary, it will strengthen conservatives and weaken President Hassan Rouhani. This position may lead to greater risks for the region,” said Le drian, the French radio station France Inter.

Deputy Ministers of foreign Affairs of the other parties to the agreement – Britain, China, France, Germany and Russia on Friday to meet with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna.