Archiv: Jean-Yves Le Drian

26.02.2022 - 17:55 [ Dmytro Kuleba, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine / Twitter ]

Call with my French counterpart @JY_LeDrian . France supports banning Russia from SWIFT. I urged to immediately introduce the third package of EU sanctions to stop Russian invasion. France is also ready to supply weapons and military equipment to help Ukraine defend itself.

19.09.2021 - 13:11 [ BBC ]

Aukus: French minister condemns US and Australia ‚lies‘ over security pact

The pact means Australia will become just the seventh nation in the world to operate nuclear-powered submarines. It will also see the allies share cyber capabilities, artificial intelligence and other undersea technologies.

24.05.2021 - 06:23 [ ]

French FM warns Israel of ‚risk of apartheid‘

The official’s rhetoric echoes recent reports by the Israeli B’Tselem rights group, as well as by the Human Rights Watch (HRW) organization, both of which accused Israel of subjecting Palestinians to a multi-tiered regime of discrimination not unlike the racist system of governance that held sway in South Africa between 1948 and 1991.

20.04.2021 - 19:02 [ New York Times ]

President of Chad Is Killed as Soldiers Clash With Rebels

But in 2019, when Chad asked the French force in the Sahel for help in dealing with another incursion, Paris was less discreet about the support, and obliged by launching a series of airstrikes on the rebels.

Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French foreign minister, told Parliament at the time, “France intervened militarily to prevent a coup d’état.”

27.03.2021 - 12:38 [ ]

France claims UK will struggle to source second Covid jabs

“The UK is proud to have vaccinated many people with the first dose, but they will have a problem with the second dose,” Le Drian said. “And we are fully vaccinated with two doses, not one. Today we have the same number of fully vaccinated people in France and the United Kingdom.

18.02.2021 - 15:04 [ ]

USA und Europäer stimmen sich im Iran-Atomstreit ab

US-Außenminister Antony Blinken nimmt heute per Videokonferenz an Beratungen seiner europäischen Amtskollegen Heiko Maas, Jean-Yves Le Drian und Dominic Raab in Paris teil. Damit stößt Washington wieder zur Gruppe jener Staaten, die im Jahr 2015 den Wiener Atomdeal ausverhandelt hatten.

15.07.2019 - 11:50 [ European Union External Action / Auswärtiger Dienst der Europäischen Union ]

Joint statement by the Foreign Ministers of France, Germany, the United Kingdom and the High Representative of the European Union on Iran/JCPoA

We express deep concern that Iran is not meeting several of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran has stated that it wants to remain within the JCPoA.

It must act accordingly by reversing these activities and returning to full JCPoA compliance without delay.

These compliance issues must be addressed within the framework of the JCPoA, and a Joint Commission should be convened urgently​.

12.07.2019 - 11:41 [ ]

Tripolis will nach Fund französischer Waffen Erklärung

Der Außenminister der international anerkannten Einheitsregierung in Tripolis, Mohammed Tahar Siala, rief seinen französischen Amtskollegen Jean-Yves Le Drian „dringend“ auf zu erklären, wann und wie die Waffen in den Besitz von Haftars Truppen gelangt seien.

04.07.2019 - 12:12 [ Wikipedia ]

February 2015 Egyptian airstrikes in Libya: French jet deal

The beheadings came a day before Egypt signed a $5.9 billion arms deal to purchase 24 Dassault Rafale warplanes from France, making it the first foreign sale for the French jet. Egypt also bought a FREMM multipurpose frigate as well as missiles. The deal is believed by analysts to be an attempt by Sisi to both upgrade Egypt’s military hardware and to diversify its suppliers. Patricia Adam, president of the French parliament’s defense committee, said that Egypt needed planes quickly. „You just need to take a look at what’s happening at its border. They are especially worried by what’s happening in Libya,“ she said. French defense minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, said that the Copts‘ execution was one of the reasons why the Egyptian government wanted to boost its security.

30.05.2019 - 08:46 [ ]

Donbass-Konflikt: Maas und Le Drian reisen zu Selenski in die Ukraine

Bundesaußenminister Heiko Maas und sein französischer Amtskollege Jean-Yves Le Drian reisen am Donnerstag in die Ukraine, um mit dem neuen Präsidenten, Wladimir Selenski, über die Bemühungen um eine Friedenslösung in der Krisenregion Donbass zu sprechen. Das meldet die Deutsche Presse-Agentur am Mittwoch.

30.05.2019 - 08:46 [ ]

Deutscher und französischer Außenminister in der Ukraine

Der deutsche Außenminister Heiko Maas und sein französischer Kollege Jean-Yves Le Drian reisen heute in die Ukraine, um mit dem neuen Präsidenten Wolodymyr Selenski über den Konflikt im Osten des Landes zu sprechen. Sie wollen ausloten, wie der seit Langem festgefahrene Friedensprozess wieder in Gang gebracht werden kann.

07.04.2019 - 13:01 [ Reuters ]

Backing Chad’s Deby, French warplanes stop rebel advance from Libya


The Union of Forces of Resistance (UFR), a rebel Chadian coalition created in 2009 after almost toppling Deby, said it was behind the offensive. CCMSR is a splinter group of the UFR.

“The aim is to bring Deby down,” a UFR official said.

07.04.2019 - 12:10 [ Middle East Monitor ]

France commends the Libyan National Army’s ‘great progress’ in the south


The French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian lauded the “great progress” made in southern Libya by Libya’s National Army Chief Marshal Khalifa Haftar, pointing out at the same time that there is no military solution to the Libyan crisis.

Le Drian said during a visit to the Libyan capital Tripoli that “significant progress has been made in the south of the country in countering terrorist groups, organised crime groups and foreign armed groups, which have heightened instability in the region for a long time,” according to AFP.

07.04.2019 - 11:30 [ Libya Observer ]

EU ambassadors meet Haftar in Benghazi, voice concern about human rights, intl. law violations


The EU delegation in Libya issued a statement saying the ambassadors and representatives of the European Union, Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Spain and Sweden met with Haftar to reaffirm the EU’s support to the efforts of UN SRSG Ghassan Salame towards ending the transitional phase which Libyans have been living through since the February revolution, and to urge all parties to rally behind these efforts to ensure the success of the National Conference which will convene in Ghadames next month.

16.05.2018 - 08:31 [ Mehr News ]

EU, Iran regret US withdrawal, recall commitment to continued implementation of JCPOA

According to the official website of Iran’s Foreign Ministry, following the US announcement of its withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Iran nuclear deal, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini held talks with the Foreign Ministers of France (Jean-Yves Le Drian), Germany (Heiko Maas), the United Kingdom (Boris Johnson) and of the Islamic Republic of Iran (Mohammad Javad Zarif) on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.

According to the press release, the top diplomats attending the meeting:

16.05.2018 - 08:27 [ Washington Post ]

Europe adopts defiant stance in attempt to save Iran nuclear deal

“We are operating in a very difficult context,” Mogherini said after an intense day of diplomacy that included meetings with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and the foreign ministers of Britain, France and Germany. All of those countries were signatories of the deal that aimed to prevent Iran from building a nuclear weapon in exchange for economic incentives. She said European leaders hoped to have a firm plan within a few weeks.

15.05.2018 - 16:30 [ European External Action Service - EEAS / Twitter ]

„The EU is determined to preserve this deal“ @FedericaMog on the #IranDeal and on today’s meetings with @JZarif and E3 foreign ministers (France, Germany, UK)

15.05.2018 - 16:26 [ Holger Möhle, Berliner Korrespondent des Bonner General-Anzeigers / Twitter ]

Gleich geht es los. Mission impossible? Mit BM Heiko #Maas zur Rettung des Atomabkommens mit #Iran nach Brüssel. Dort Treffen mit den Außenministern Frankreichs und Großbritanniens sowie EU-Chefdiplomatin #Mogherini. Dann Verhandlungen mit Irans AM #Sarif.

15.05.2018 - 10:18 [ ]

Treffen der Hilflosen?: Atomabkommen mit dem Iran: Krisengespräche in Brüssel

Ob es nach den für den Abend geplanten Gesprächen eine gemeinsame Pressekonferenz geben wird, ließen die Organisatoren bis zuletzt offen. Zu ungewiss ist, ob es überhaupt etwas zu verkünden gibt.

12.05.2018 - 12:04 [ ]

Iran wirft Israel falsche Vorwände für Luftangriffe in Syrien vor

Teheran – Der Iran hat Israel vorgeworfen, unter fadenscheinigen Vorwänden in Syrien militärisch zu agieren. Die Begründung für die israelischen Luftangriffe sei „erfunden“, erklärte das Außenministerium in Teheran am Freitag. Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif werde am Samstag zu einer Reise nach Peking, Moskau und Brüssel aufbrechen.

12.05.2018 - 11:52 [ ]

Weltweites Ringen um Rettung des Iran-Atomabkommens

Kommenden Dienstag wollen sich die Außenminister Deutschlands, Frankreichs, Großbritanniens sowie die EU-Außenbeauftragte Federica Mogherini mit dem iranischen Außenminister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Brüssel treffen. Am Montag wird Zarif auch in Moskau erwartet.

12.04.2018 - 00:57 [ Morocco World News ]

France will Not Oppose Morocco’s Military Intervention Against Polisario

Moroccan newspaper Assabah reported that the Security Council could also give Morocco a green light for a limited military intervention against the Algeria-backed Polisario Front, which has been attempting to relocate parts of its facilities east Morocco’s defense wall.