Jacques Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France

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I would say that what is dangerous about this situation is not the fact of having a nuclear bomb. Having one or perhaps a second bomb a little later, well, that's not very dangerous. Where will it drop it, this bomb? On Israel? It would not have gone 200 meters into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed. ...It is obvious that this bomb, at the moment it was launched, obviously would be destroyed immediately. We have the means -- several countries have the means to destroy a bomb.

It is a measure necessary to give law enforcement all the means they need to bring a permanent return to calm... naturally this is a strictly temporary measure which will only apply where it is strictly necessary and with the full agreement of local elected officials,

It's time take action in a massive way.

North America and Europe... I think are predestined to work together because they share history, the same background and values.

France does not have a problem with NATO, no problem.

Germany knows it can count on France's support within European institutions in assessing aid measures for the regions hit by this tragedy.

I call on the Iranian authorities to choose cooperation and trust by seriously examining

I intend to respond... by giving a new and strong impetus to the action of the government,

If we prove capable of showing a pioneering commitment, we shall create a commmunity listened to around the world.

It is a measure of protection and precaution.

It's time to go on the offensive.

Not a force of division, but a force of harmony.

France has already widely played its part in the development of a final agreement.

Give impetus to a political process, a process leading to peace, which will allow two viable states to live side-by-side in peace and security.

I can't establish a timeframe. It's not up to me. I have full confidence in the inspectors.

I invite the Iranian authorities to make the choice of cooperation and trust by genuinely looking at this offer and by reverting to their commitments to suspend activities linked to the production of fissile materials,

If we want, in this troubled and unsettled international context, to guarantee the security of our citizens and influence the international choices that affect our interests.

It is a public company and it will remain one whatever happens. I will naturally vouch for that.

Let bygones be bygones, we all agree we need to rebuild Iraq.

Now it is the last party to share the friendship Ballet Company of Opera de Paris is the last bouquet we present to China. Because of the company's high reputation of its artistic style and professionalism in the world as well as its long history and powerful artistic vitality, it is the ideal representative to bring down the curtain of Year of France.

France in the strongest possible way condemns these hateful acts.

Great admiration for the extraordinary work that has been carried out by Germany's chancellor.

I consider that war is always the worst of all solutions and I don't think that we need an extra war in that particular region.

I know that the French people will understand that we had to act... Before the unjustified and incomprehensible obstinacy of President Milosevic, the allies unanimously agreed that there was no other choice than to intervene militarily against targeted Serbian objectives. This in order to contain a tragedy which endangers the stability of the Balkans more and more.

If you observe the way things are developing in the world in terms of security and the expansion of terrorism -- not just in the Middle East but throughout the world -- if you look at all that, you cannot say -- and be credible -- that the situation has significantly improved.

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French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France