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France: Le Pen blasts Hollande over failure to deliver Mistral ships to Russia01:40

France: Le Pen blasts Hollande over failure to deliver Mistral ships to Russia

France, Lyon
November 29, 2014 at 05:11 GMT +00:00 · Published

Front National leader Marine Le Pen blasted the non-delivery of two Mistral-class warships to Russia in Lyon on Saturday, accusing French President Francois Hollande of bowing to U.S. pressure in what she defined as a 'historical, political and economic mistake.'

Le Pen believes the decision will cost France a "fortune" and has already led to her country losing a degree of international credibility, possibly affecting future bilateral and business relations with other countries.

The eurosceptic, nationalist and socially conservative Front National is celebrating its 15th congress since the creation of the party in 1972.

France: Le Pen blasts Hollande over failure to deliver Mistral ships to Russia01:40
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Front National leader Marine Le Pen blasted the non-delivery of two Mistral-class warships to Russia in Lyon on Saturday, accusing French President Francois Hollande of bowing to U.S. pressure in what she defined as a 'historical, political and economic mistake.'

Le Pen believes the decision will cost France a "fortune" and has already led to her country losing a degree of international credibility, possibly affecting future bilateral and business relations with other countries.

The eurosceptic, nationalist and socially conservative Front National is celebrating its 15th congress since the creation of the party in 1972.

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