‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

‘LAPDOG’ Macron – Iran in blistering attack on French President over Donald Trump alliance

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FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran.

FRANCE’s Emmanuel Macron has been slammed as Donald Trump’s “lapdog” and criticised for losing international credibility in a bitter attack from Iran.

Mr Macron, who has made it his mission to be a reformer on the international stage, was criticised by a top adviser to Iran’s supreme leader after Paris advocated for stronger sanctions against the Middle Eastern country.

Iran has allegedly run a number of ballistic missile test over recent months that have angered the French President.

Trump has been critical of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his regime since becoming US President and has long called for more sanctions.

Condemning Mr Macron’s suggestion of more sanctions Iran adviser Ali Akbar Velayati said: “To sustain its international credibility, France should not blindly follow the Americans.”

Speaking to Reuters he added: “The French president is now acting as Trump’s lapdog.”

The US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, has accused Iran of building missiles on behalf of Yemeni rebels to use in a war against Saudi Arabia.

When airing his frustration at France Mr Velayati also renewed his attack on the US.

He said: “This claim shows Haley lacks basic scientific knowledge and decency.”

He went on to say: “She is like her boss, Trump, as he also says baseless, ridiculous things. Iran has not supplied Yemen with any missile.”

The UN is yet to give its verdict on whether the missiles launched by factions in Yemen came from Iran.

Macron’s Government has responded to the claims from the US by saying they are waiting for the conclusion of the UN Secretariat before determining where the missiles were sourced from.

A spokesman said: “France continues to examine the information at its disposal.”

Rhetoric between the US and Iran has escalated since Trump became President.

Trump has refused to sign the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement brokered by his predecessor that aims to reduce Iran’s nuclear capability in return for fewer sanctions.

The decision triggered the decline in diplomatic relations between the pair.

Speaking in September about the agreement Tump said: “The Iran deal is not a fair deal to this country.

“It’s a deal that should have never ever been made.”

Meanwhile, Iran’s supreme leader has called America the “number one enemy”.

He said: “We will never accept their bullying over the nuclear deal.”

France has so far tried to maintain good relations with Iran while remaining cautious about their nuclear programme.

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