French President Jacques Chirac on Wednesday was quoted as saying he is "not at all sure" the world has become safer with the removal from power of Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein.
In an interview with BBC, Chirac conveyed the situation in Iraq helped to prompt an increase in "terrorism."
The French leader added that any intervention in Iraq should have been through the United Nations.
"To a certain extent Saddam Hussein's departure was a positive thing, " Chirac replied when asked if the world is safer now as US President George W Bush has repeatedly stated.
"But it also provoked reactions, such as the mobilization in a number of countries, of men and women of Islam, which has made the world more dangerous," Chirac noted.
"I'm not at all sure that one can say that the world is safer," President Chirac said. (albawaba.com)