Member of the French National Assembly Michel Castellani appealed to the Minister of Health of the country, Francois Bron, regarding the stocks of iodine tablets and the distribution of these medicines in connection with the threat of the use of nuclear weapons. RT got acquainted with the letter of the parliamentarian.
“Mr. Michel Castellani asked the Minister of Health what stocks of iodine preparations in tablets France has and how evenly they are distributed throughout the country,” the appeal says.
The French MP noted that the security situation has deteriorated due to the conflict in Ukraine. According to him, the Russian authorities allegedly “regularly threaten” the use of nuclear weapons. In addition, as a result of hostilities, many objects of the nuclear energy infrastructure of Ukraine were under threat.
“Any deliberate strike on these facilities or a serious accident on them is likely to result in serious consequences for all Europeans,” the politician added.
As Castellani explained, in order for iodine preparations to have their effect, they must be taken within a few hours after exposure to radiation. He called for a serious supply of medicines so that anyone in France could have access to them.
In March, another member of the French parliament, Emily Cariou, expressed concern about iodine stocks.
The Russian Defense Ministry previously stated that the release of radioactive substances as a result of the accident at the Zaporozhye nuclear power plant could cover the whole of Europe. Despite this, the Armed Forces of Ukraine continue to shell the territory where the nuclear power plant is located.
The Russian authorities also said that Kyiv plans to use a “dirty bomb” – a container with radioactive isotopes and an explosive charge – for provocation.