By Elizabeth Bryant
The Washington Times
September 18, 2007
PARIS — On the eve of his first trip to Washington, French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has sparked an international furor with a warning that the West should prepare for war as a last resort to stop Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.
Iranian officials reacted angrily yesterday to Mr. Kouchner’s remarks, but the minister’s call Sunday evening for unilateral European Union sanctions on Tehran if the United Nations fails to act has already drawn support from some EU members.
“We have to prepare for the worst, and the worst is war,” Mr. Kouchner said.