Jacques Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

Chirac, fully Jacques René Chirac

French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France

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It is contrary to the wishes of the (U.N.) Security Council and the international community.

Let me say that nothing today justifies a war... I think that that part of the world really doesn't need one more war.

Now we are faced with a conflict of a completely new nature.

France is doing everything it can, but the problem is that it is impossible to stop Bush from pursuing his logic of war to the end.

Had decided to write off all of the aid and development debt owed by Guatemala, Nicaragua, Honduras and El Salvador.

I do not believe that it is NATO's purpose to intervene in Iraq, nor do I believe that it would be relevant or proportionate or even well understood by people in Iraq and abroad,

I requested a budget to support employment, spending power and the preparation of the future. This 2006 budget meets these requirements.

I'm optimistic we'll get the resolution vote tomorrow, I'll put it to you that way.

It is fitting that the work of Pablo Picasso, whose artistic output is one of the richest in the history of art of the last century, should in a sense be returned to the African continent that so profoundly marked the genesis of this work and thus of modern art in general.

Lifting sanctions is a goal we have supported for a long time... Now it is up to the United Nations to define the modalities of the lifting of sanctions.

On Tuesday in Rome, we will have an opportunity to set in stone this change in the relationship,

France is mourning.

Had reached a consensus to stop this war.

I don't know if we should use the word 'war,' ... Now we are faced with a conflict of a completely new nature, a conflict that is attempting to destroy human rights, freedom, the dignity of man, and I believe that everything must be done to safeguard these values of civilization.

I share the pain of those families who have lost a loved one, and I offer my deepest condolences and sympathy,

I'm very touched, I feel a great sense of responsibility.

It is necessary to hasten a return to calm.

Like all the countries of Europe, France is keenly aware that the Atlantic alliance remains, in the face of new threats, a fundamental element of our collective security.

Once again, we have shown the French-German motor, which is so important for European integration, works well,

France is ready to back the idea of an extraordinary meeting of heads and states of government to address those crucial issues on which the future of the Union, and each of our countries, depends.

He has been far from absent; he has been present every day and nothing has been done without his personal input.

I fear we will not be able to progress as far as we should... avoid being blocked by a single country.

I very much hope that you can soon fully resume the business of government and we can hold our planned meeting as soon as possible.

In an open world, no one can live in isolation, no one can act alone in the name of all, and no one can accept the anarchy of a society without rules... There is no alternative to the United Nations.

It is not conceivable, admissible, acceptable for the international community ... that Syria refuses to cooperate.

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French Politician, President and Prime Minister of France