French barrier

Print edition : December 17, 2013

French President Francois Hollande and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right) in Jerusalem on November 18. In the Geneva talks, France cited the "security concerns of Israel" to scupper a deal with Iran on its nuclear programme. Photo: RONEN ZVULUN/AP

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif during a news conference after nuclear talks at the United Nations European headquarters in Geneva on November 10. Photo: DENIS BALIBOUSE/REUTERS

The heavy-water plant in Arak, Iran. A 2006 picture. Photo: ATTA KENARE/AFP

The Geneva talks on Iran’s nuclear programme get derailed because of last-minute changes made in the U.S.-proposed draft at the instance of France.
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