La France est l'amie et l'alliée de l'Irak.
Translation: France is the friend and ally of Iraq.Declaration in April 1986.
And I wanted to say to the mayor of New York all our concern, our admiration for what has been done after this drama, with such an efficiency, very full of clever and heart. I told him that in the French press, when they mention the mayor of New York, they say "mayor hero" (ph), which is a French expression equivalent to "Rudy the Rock".Jacques Chirac
On n'exporte pas la démocratie dans un fourgon blindé .Jacques Chirac
Anything that can hurt the convictions of another, particularly religious convictions, must be avoided. Freedom of expression must be exercised in a spirit of responsibility. I condemn all manifest provocation that might dangerously fan passions.Jacques Chirac
Ne composez jamais avec l'extrémisme, le racisme, l'antisémitisme ou le rejet de l'autre.Jacques Chirac
Vous êtes mon ami personnel. Vous êtes assuré de mon estime, de ma considération et de mon affection.Jacques Chirac
As far as France is concerned, we are ready to envisage everything that can be done under UNSCR 1441. [...] But I repeat that every possibility offered by the present resolution must be explored, that there are a lot of them and they still leave us with a lot of leeway when it comes to ways of achieving the objective of eliminating any weapons of mass destruction which may exist in Iraq. I'd like nevertheless to note that, as things stand at the moment, I have, to my knowledge, no indisputable proof in this sphere.Jacques Chirac