"The criticisms made by various political parties and particularly the Socialists on the stances of Segolene Royal about Iran's peaceful nuclear activity is in itself revealing of the illogical and unrealistic nature of Royal's remarks. Such groundless stances can only bring forth new challenges for France. Considering that the French perpetually backed up the Zionists in the recent Lebanon war, and as we are at the threshold of the Presidential elections in France and also the very fact that such remarks were made in the occupied Palestine land, we think that Royal's stances mostly tend to be of a propagandist nature."
These comments are unusual in that a foreign government (or at least an official in the government) is so openly criticizing an unelected candidate of another country. It is likely that this can only help Royal at home, because any international interaction will help improve her foreign policy credibility, and being criticized by Iran shows that she is already considered an international player (or threat) by them.
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