This is nothing more than “game-manship”, pure and simple. The French are in a tizzy over Lebanon, so they seek to be “irksome” to the Bush administration (for its tacit approval of Israeli military operations in Lebanon) by giving them some measure of credibility. The same regime that has repeatedly called for the removal of the state of Israel.
The French are way out of their minds to believe that by sucking up to the Islamists in Tehran now, will buy them any grace time later, when the Mullahs get the bomb. OBTW, the UN Security Council just gave their approval of a chapter seven resolution that demands Iran to cease from enriching any more uranium. I wonder how serious they’ll take it since France has just dubbed them “respectable”. KGS