Thursday, February 14, 2008

Sarkozy
Would Refuse
To Meet With
Any World Leader
Who Doesn't
Recognize Israel


From YNET News, viz Mark Alexander:


YNET NEWS: French president tells Jewish community in Paris he would refuse to greet any world leader who refused to recognize Israel

PARIS - French President Nicolas Sarkozy said on Wednesday he would refuse to greet any world leader who refused to recognize Israel -- a remark apparently ruling out any face-to-face meetings with Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

Sarkozy made the off-the-cuff remark in a speech to the French-Jewish community in which he reaffirmed his strong support for international sanctions against Tehran over its nuclear program.

"I won't shake hands with people who refuse to recognize Israel," Sarkozy declared at an annual event hosted by the Representative Council of Jewish Organizations in France (CRIF).

Sarkozy attacks Iran for its stance on Israel >>> Ynet and Reuters