Unless you know that French suburbs are home to the--ah--more excitable elements of French society, you have to wait until paragraph 8 of this story to get a hint of the issue:
In a sign that calm had returned, vans packed with riot police withdrew early Wednesday, and a few residents were out walking their dogs or coming out of early morning prayers at the local mosque.
Hmm. One had to look to a local mosque to see signs of calm returning? Fancy that.
France has a problem with Moslem residents rioting.
My question is what does Iran say about these suburbs, riots, and French response when Iran has nuclear weapons. And what do France's rioters say when they know that Iran has an interest in their fate?
It's almost like France has a reason for being uncharacteristically hard line on Iran's nukes.