France needs to leave NATO, says Melenchon a Presidential Candidate
According to Jean-Luc Melenchon, an anti-Russian policy is not in line with France’s interests, such a course is dangerous and absurd
France needs to leave NATO in order to restore its independence in military affairs, said French lawmaker and leader of the La France Insoumise (or Unsubmissive France) political party Jean-Luc Melenchon in an interview with Me Monde newspaper.
He intends to run in the April presidential election. France will hold its presidential election on April 10 and 24.
“We need to leave NATO,” he pointed out. “I would first and foremost like to restore our military sovereignty. France, who has nuclear deterrent forces, should be independent and should not depend on the US in terms of arms production,” Melenchon added.
According to him, “an anti-Russian policy is not in line with France’s interests, such a course is dangerous and absurd.” “Why do we have to protect Ukraine’s borders?” he said. “I want France to be free of unions and to support alternative ways of globalization,” the politician added.
He also called for easing global tensions. According to Melenchon, “discussions with Russia should be comprehensive.”