Hollande talks “acceleration" of Syria strikes, Iran’s return to int’l stage

Hollande talks “acceleration

PanARMENIAN.Net - French President Francois Hollande said Thursday, January 21 that a coalition waging a bombing campaign against the Islamic State group would "accelerate" air strikes, AFP reports.

"The pace of the interventions will be accelerated and France will play its role in this," Hollande said in a speech to ambassadors.

Dwelling upon the removal of sanction on Iran, Hollande said that Tehran's return to the international scene was "now possible" after a nuclear deal saw sanctions lifted against the country.

"It depends only on this great country to succeed," Hollande said just days ahead of a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Paris, the first by an Iranian president in 17 years.

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