The United States has already sought help from France in dealing with the situation in Iran. During the Evian Conference
Bush Seeking World Leaders' Help in Middle East
The United States has already sought help from France in dealing with the situation in Iran. During the Evian Conference early in June, Bush went out of his way to court French president Jacques Chirac, whom he earlier reviled. The result was that France sent troops into civil conflict-ridden Eastern Congo and now is playing a supportive role in Liberia. But the biggest help Chirac gave Bush was on Iran. Chirac ordered a crackdown on the Iranian Mujahidin-e Khalq (People's Freedom Fighters) headquartered in France after their patron Saddam Hussein fell from power.
European media immediately speculated that the Americans were behind the move. If Bush really had intended to attack Iran, then the Mujahidin could have backed the growing number of demonstrators in Tehran to bring about an Iranian Tiananmen Square. Instead, diplomacy has supplanted revolution with the support of the White House.
Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli called for tougher measures against the Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO, also known as the MEK, PMOI and NCRI) terrorist group by the European Union...