- French President Emmanuel Macron says his country has no evidence that Iran was directly involved in Hamas’ recent attack on Israel.
- But says the militant group does appear to have had outside help and cooperation.
Iran has been a long-time supporter of Hamas and other militant groups, and senior Iranian officials have openly praised Hamas’ actions.
When asked about Iran’s role in the crisis during a meeting with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Hamburg on Tuesday, Macron said France has “no formal trace” that Iran was directly involved in the attacks.
“It seems that there was help for and cooperation with Hamas but I will stay cautious on this point as long we haven’t consolidated intelligence that is totally certain,” he added.
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Macron also condemned all countries that congratulated Hamas for the attack, including Iran.
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