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  11/20/2013, Kislev 17, 5774

France Rejects Harsh Iranian Criticism Regarding Israel


French government spokesperson Najat Vallaud-Belkacem on Wednesday rejected the criticism lodged at her country by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei of Iran as "unacceptable." The Supreme Leader of Iran stated that France was "not only succumbing to the United States, but they are kneeling before the Israeli regime." However Vallaud-Belkacem disagreed and said Khamenei's comments were making the ongoing talks on lifting sanctions against Iran more difficult.