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Macron calls for European dialogue on French nuclear arms

‘The vital interests of France have a European dimension,’ president says.

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron called on Friday for a dialogue with other European governments on the role that France’s nuclear arsenal could play in the Continent’s security.

  • Ryn Momtaz
  • Politico

In a speech at the War College in Paris on Friday, Macron did not go as far as declaring that France’s nuclear deterrent could be used to defend other European countries.

France’s President Emmanuel Macron speaks to journalists on the sidelines of a meeting with the Argentinian president at the Elysee presidential Palace in Paris on February 5, 2020. (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN / AFP) (Photo by STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN/AFP via Getty Images)

But he made clear that he saw French and European defense as closely…

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