July 31, 2006
At the news conference held in Beirut, French Foreign Minister Phillippe Douste-Blazy praised Iran as a stabilizing force in the Middle East. Douste-Blazy told reporters that Iran "is an outstanding country with great people and an honorable civilization. It has a crucial role in the region.
Apologies to you B_F. I posted without reading the full thread!
Can we spare some uranium for the French?