To France it's just a ****** little country, that won't be missed, much:
PARIS, Feb 1, 2007 (AFP) - French President Jacques Chirac told journalists that a nuclear-armed Iran would not be "very dangerous" and that Tehran would be "razed" if it launched a strike on Israel, in remarks that he later retracted, reports said Thursday.
"Having one or perhaps a second bomb a little later, well that's not very dangerous," Chirac said in the interview to the New York Times, the Paris-based International Herald Tribune and the French weekly Nouvel Observateur.
"Where would Iran drop this bomb? On Israel?" he asked. "It would not have gone off 200 meters into the atmosphere before Tehran would be razed to the ground," Chirac was quoted as saying by the three publications.