Keyword: Jean-Marc Ayrault

French foreign minister slams Assad's 'lies' over chemical attack

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s claim that reports of a chemical weapons attack on rebels in the town of Idlib last week were false was '100 percent lies'.

France was informed of US Syria strikes, says minister

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called the escalation of the US military role in Syria a 'warning' to a 'criminal regime'.

French FM visits school pupils seriously injured in London attack

France's foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault flew to London on Thursday where he visited three French school pupils who were seriously injured when they were struck by a vehicle driven at high speed into pedestrians crossing Westminster Bridge on Wednesday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.

France promises to defend Iran nuclear deal

French foreign minister speaks out in Tehran as relations between Iran and Trump administration are strained by new US immigration orders.

France and Germany in united critical stand over Trump refugee ban

Germany's newly appointed foreign minister Sigmar Gabriel made his first official trip to meet with his French counterpart Jean-Marc Ayrault in Paris on Saturday, when the two men said US president Donald Trump's four-month ban on refugees from entering his country 'can only worry us' and goes against western values.

France postpones Middle East peace conference

French ambassador to United Nations admitted that conditions to bring Israelis and Palestinians face-to-face were currently 'not in place'.

France slams Trump's China-Taiwan statements

Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Trump's remarks that US might not be bound by longstanding one China policy were 'not very smart'.

French FM says Europe must go on 'offensive' after Trump win

Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said that after Donald Trump's election as US president, and following the British referendum majority vote to leave the European Union, 'Europe must stand together more, be more active and go more on the offensive even if it is just to protect itself'.

France seeks UN sanctions against Syria chemical attack perpetrators

Foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault called on the United Nations Security Council to vote a resolution that places those who commit chemical attacks in Syria under sanctions, adding that the Syrian army and the Islamic State group had used chemical weapons agaisnt civilians 'on at least three occasions'.

France urges war crimes investigation into Aleppo bombardment

French foreign minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said bombing of rebel-held parts of Syrian town of Aleppo by Russia and Damascus regime are war crimes over which Paris is to ask the International Criminal Court to launch an investigation.

French foreign minister sows doubts over Putin Paris visit

Jean-Marc Ayrault said his priority was to end 'massacres' in Aleppo rather than focus on whether Russian president would visit on October 19th.

French and British ministers sign Hinkley Point contract

French EDF boss Jean-Bernard Lévy was also present at behind-closed-doors ceremony in London to seal deal on £18bn nuclear power station. 

France ‘extremely concerned' over Gabon violence

French foreign minister said there was 'no place for violence in an electoral process' after violent clashes greeted re-election of Ali Bongo.

French foreign minister urges UN to condemn Syria chemical attacks

Jean-Marc Ayrault called for the UN Security Council, which includes Russia, to take a stand over Syrian government troops use of toxic gases.

French FM says Boris Johnson is 'liar with back against the wall'

Jean-Marc Ayrault's remarks on Thursday referred to the campaigning of pro-Brexit leader and who has now been named British foreign secretary.