Jacques Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France

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The law must have the last word... to be stronger than those who want to sow violence or fear, and they will be arrested, judged and punished.

The United Kingdom has a very difficult mission. It is relatively isolated on the financial perspective.

These countries have been not very well behaved and rather reckless of the danger of aligning themselves too rapidly with the American position.

This mourning deeply marks France as well as every French person who identifies with the message of the Catholic Church.

Tonight, France has reaffirmed its attachment to values of the Republic.

We have been totally unanimous in our reaction and have shown solidarity, the G8 and the states that joined us for this summit.

We're very worried about the situation and determined to do everything possible to tackle the problem.

Re-establishment of order is for me an absolute priority... which has not yet been achieved.

Tempers must calm down. The law must be applied in a spirit of dialogue and respect.

The extreme right divides, sorts out and rejects... It wants to introduce inequality and discrimination into the heart of the Constitution. It is an engine of exclusion, discord and violence.

The law should have the final say, and the republic is determined to be stronger than those who want spread violence and fear. Those people will be apprehended, judged and punished.

The United States alone produces a quarter of the world's emissions. It is in the Americans, in the first place, that we place our hopes of effectively limiting greenhouse gas emissions on a global scale.

These events bear witness to a deep malaise... It is a crisis of meaning, a crisis of reference points and an identity crisis.

This region does not need a new war.

True peace remains to be built in hearts and minds... Let us then reach out to them a brotherly hand.

We have gone through a time of serious anxiety for the country.

What I'm saying is, you have to look at the problems, file by file, case by case, and solve them... Find a right way to solve them. But we can't do that without the United Nations. It won't work.

Reflection, which I shall devote to explaining to my fellow citizens what my feelings are on this crisis and the means to remedy it.

Tempers need to cool... We can't have a law-free zone in the Republic. A lack of dialogue and an escalation of disrespectful behavior will lead to a dangerous situation.

The fight against terrorism is a fight that is complex, difficult and that has to be played on several fronts. It is not just a military fight ... for this action facing us, the French are united ... We are all united.

The leaders of states who would use terrorist means against us, as well as those who would consider using in one way or another weapons of mass destruction, must understand that they would lay themselves open to a firm and adapted response on our part.

The United States will continue to have an approach of respecting nations that agree with us and respecting nations that disagree with us.

These events harm the cease-fire and the calm that we have respected.

This scourge is advancing faster than our cooperation.

Unjust for those who are not entitled to them.

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French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France