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8 Jan, 2008 14:44

Sarkozy blasts Western media for anti-Russia bias

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy says there're double standards towards Russia in the Western media. Speaking in Paris, he admitted the United Russia party led by Vladimir Putin did win the recent election fairly.

Sarkozy said the West was happy to use Putin when it suited them.

“When it comes to helping France convince Iran to stop its brinkmanship, the Russian leader is good enough for the media. But when his party wins the election in a fully lawful and proper manner, they say the president of France cannot congratulate him on the occasion,” Sarkozy said.