French President Francois Hollande said on Monday his country would stand firm on its demand that the Iranian regime vow not to pursue nuclear weapons ahead of fresh international negotiations.
Hollande said on France Inter radio: “If there is no clear statement from Iran on giving up nuclear weapons, there will be no agreement,”
“France will not yield on that point. It will remain absolutely firm,” he added.
The next round of nuclear talks between the Iranian regime and 5+1 countries is supposed to resume in Geneva on January 15 at the level of deputy foreign ministers.
The P5+1 negotiations with Tehran to reach a comprehensive agreement on the Iranian nuclear program hit an impasse in November after one year of concentrated negotiations and was extended for 7 months.
The Western countries are strongly suspicious of the military objectives of the Tehran regime nuclear program.
The Tehran regime has so far evaded answering questions regarding the possible military dimensions of its nuclear program.