U.S. Iran Strategy Reinforces Conservatives, Endangers Region: France
The U.S. decision to scrap the Iran nuclear deal and implement a tough strategy on the country will strengthen Tehran’s hardliners and endanger the region as a whole, France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday.
Macron Stresses No Trade Interests Behind his Backing of Iran Nuclear Deal
French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday in Sofia that France's priority was to stabilize the Middle East rather than seek "trade interests" when it sought to maintain Iran's nuclear deal.
Bahraini Al-Wefaq Condemns Terrorist Acts in France and Indonesia
Al-Wefaq condemned the terrorist acts in France and Indonesia and affirmed its categorical rejection of all forms of violence, terrorism, instigation of acts of terror and attack on people around the world.
Macron on Iran Nuclear Deal: There is No “Plan B”
French President Emmanuel Macron, who is heading to Washington to urge his US counterpart to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, said in an interview broadcast Sunday that there is no "Plan B" if the accord is scrapped.
Trump, France's Macron to Discuss Iran Nuclear Deal Next Week
U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron will discuss the Iran nuclear agreement at the White House on Tuesday, although discussions with European countries on addressing U.S. concerns about the 2015 deal were “not quite done yet,” a senior administration official said on Friday.
Give Saudi Arabia a Chance, French president Tells Critics
France’s President Emmanuel Macron took on critics of Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Tuesday, saying it was too easy to criticize the young leader’s haste to reform and urged detractors to give him time.
France's Macron Defends Saudi Arms Sales, to Hold Yemen Conference
President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday defended French weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, but said he was concerned by the humanitarian situation and would host a conference on the issue before the summer.
France to Help Saudi Arabia Set up Orchestra, Opera
France is to help Saudi Arabia set up a national orchestra and opera, a minister announced Monday, a further sign of major cultural changes underway in the ultra-conservative Gulf kingdom.
Saudi Aramco Signs Deals with French Companies Worth $10 billion
Saudi Aramco will sign eight deals with French companies worth $10 billion, the chief executive of the state-run oil giant told Saudi-run Al Arabiya TV.
France, Saudi Arabia Agree New Defense Contracts Strategy
France and Saudi Arabia have agreed a new intergovernmental accord to conclude weapons deals, a French defense ministry official said on Sunday.
Saudi Taps France to Develop Multi-Billion Dollar Open Air Museum
Saudi Arabia and France are set to agree on the initial development of a huge area of the Gulf kingdom to create a tourism project that showcases Saudi history, officials said.
As Saudi Prince Arrives, Ties with France More Complex than Before
When French President Emmanuel Macron flew into Riyadh for hastily arranged talks with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in November it was all smiles in public, but in private a tough dialogue over Iran signaled a change between the allies.
Ahead of Saudi Prince Visit, Macron Lawmaker Asks for Inquiry over French Arms Sales
A lawmaker in President Emmanuel Macron’s party has officially asked for a parliamentary investigation into the legality of French weapons sales to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen, days before the kingdom’s crown prince arrives in France.
Al-Wefaq Condemns Terrorist Attacks in France, Afghanistan
Al-Wefaq National Islamic Society condemned the terrorist acts in France and Afghanistan and confirmed that these acts are denounced and are contrary to the values and do not belong to a religion.
Saudi Crown Prince to Visit France as Macron Juggles Relations
Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is expected to visit France from April 8-10, a French source familiar with details of the arrangements said on Wednesday, as President Emmanuel Macron treads a delicate line in mediating regional relationships.
France Urges Tough EU Approach on Iran to Save Nuclear Accord
France urged the European Union on Monday to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria’s civil war and its ballistic missile program, as Paris tries to persuade Washington to preserve a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.
French Judge Issues Arrest Warrant for Daughter of Saudi King
A French judge has issued an international arrest warrant for the daughter of Saudi Arabia’s King Salman bin Abdulaziz in relation to an attack by her bodyguard against a worker in her Parisian flat, a source close to the investigation said.
France's Le Drian Says More Work Needed with Iran over Ballistics
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Monday there remained “much work to do” with Iran over its ballistic missile program and its role in regional conflicts.
French Foreign Minister in Tehran for Tense Talks
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian was in Tehran Monday to push for pledges on Iran's ballistic missile programme in a bid to preserve the country's historic nuclear deal.
No Sign of France Reviewing Weapons Sales to Saudi-led Yemen Coalition, Sources
France has shown no concrete signs of reducing or suspending weapons sales to a Saudi-led coalition despite warnings that some of its weapons could be used in the war in Yemen, sources aware of the issue said on Friday.