Iran attack uncontrollable spiral: Paris
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe has repeated a word of caution against military action against the Islamic Republic of Iran, warning of the consequences, Press TV reported.
"Military intervention would take things from bad to worse and would drag us into an uncontrollable spiral," he said, speaking after a European Council meeting in Brussels, Belgium on Monday, IRNA reported.
His Swedish counterpart Carl Bildt has also opposed such military action, saying 'some hype' was built around the last week report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) on Iran's nuclear program.
"I don't think any military response is justified or called for. We have to solve this by diplomatic means," he said.
Earlier in the day, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said likewise that Berlin would not discuss a military operation against Iran and noted, "We are not taking part in the discussion on military intervention. We believe such discussions are counterproductive and we reject them."
The IAEA report, produced by the UN nuclear agency's Director General Yukiya Amano, was circulated among the 35 members of the agency's Board of Governors on November 8 ahead of the board's seasonal meeting, which is scheduled to be held in Vienna, Austria on November 17 and 18.
Iran has dismissed the report as "unbalanced, unprofessional, and prepared with political motivation and under political pressure mostly by the United States."
The US, Israel, and some of their allies accuse Iran of pursuing military objectives in its nuclear program and have used this pretext to push for the imposition of sanctions on Tehran as well as to call for an attack on the Islamic Republic.
Iran argues that, as a signatory to the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and a member of the IAEA, it has the right to develop and acquire nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.