France warns on Iran, N. Korea ahead of UN assembly

AFP , Monday 18 Sep 2017

Jean-Yves Le Drian
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks at a joint press conference with the Turkish foreign minister following a meeting at the Presidential Complex in the Turkish capital Ankara on September 14, 2017. (Photo: AFP)

France on Monday warned that salvaging the Iran nuclear deal was "essential" to prevent other countries from seeking nuclear weapons as world leaders gathered at the United Nations.

Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian also told reporters ahead of the opening of the General Assembly that applying pressure on North Korea with sanctions was the only path to address the crisis over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile tests.

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