The French President told reporters on Wednesday that it is important to remain “balanced” with regard to the ongoing uprising in Iran.

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French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday the rhetoric used by Israel, the US and Saudi Arabia regarding the anti-government protests in Iran could “lead to war.”

“The official line pursued by the United States, Israel and Saudi Arabia, who are our allies in many ways, is almost one that would lead us to war,” Macron told reporters, adding that, for some countries, it is a “deliberate strategy,” according to RT.

Macron stated that France wants to remain “balanced” in its views of the current protests in Iran. “Otherwise, we end up surreptitiously rebuilding an ‘axis of evil’,” he said.