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France Scoffs at 'Red Line' on Russia Weapons Deal Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Thu, Jun 5, 2014, 10:19 PM

Right after President Barry Obama put a 'Red Line' on France for delivering weapons to Russia, French President Francois Hollande invited Russian President Vladimir Putin for dinner to reassure Moscow that Paris will ignore Obama's warning.

The BBC News reports that, "President Barack Obama has said he has told France of his concerns about the sale of two warships to Russia in the light of the crisis in Ukraine. The first carrier is due for delivery this year in a 1.2bn euro (£1bn; $1.6bn) deal signed in 2011."

Obama is losing so much respect and prestige from the global community that even Socialist France is laughing at his empty threats.

According to the BBC, "Mr Obama said while he recognised it was a big deal and important for French jobs, "I think it would have been preferable to press the pause button". Paris says it will not halt the deal unless further EU sanctions are agreed."

French-made weapons will help Russians protect Crimea from potential NATO invasions.

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