The poll-storming Front National leader met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow in her highest profile diplomatic visit since announcing her campaign for the French presidency.
And while meeting with the former Soviet strongman she committed to working with Russia and the US President to do away with the Cold War rivalries of the past.
She said: “I don’t see any good reason to engage in a Cold War in any form.
“Russia as well as the US is a great power.
She went on to claim it was time to drop trade sanctions against Russia
“It’s very important for France to build up balanced relations with both of these countries.
“I think we could do that with Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump.”
She went on to claim it was time to drop trade sanctions against Russia, which were introduced by the EU after Putin moved troops to annex the Ukrainian province of Crimea.
Ms Le Pen told RT: “The priority is to allow cooperation between Russia and France, not only in culture but also in business and strategic cooperation such as in the fight against ISIS and also in energy.
She committed to working with Russia and the US President to do away with Cold War rivalries Live pictures: Marine Le Pen meets Putin on visit to Moscow Fri, March 24, 2017 Play slideshow AFP/Getty Images 1 of 4
Russian President Vladimir Putin meets with French presidential election candidate Marine Le Pen
“France shouldn’t put limits on itself when it comes to improving relations with Russia.
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“First of all, we should lift the sanctions [against Russia] that actually have been forced upon us by the European Union.”
It comes after claims Putin may meddle in the French election following allegations he helped Donald Trump ascend to the White House.
The poll-storming Front National leader met with Vladimir Putin in Moscow
It comes after claims Putin may meddle in the French election
Ms Le Pen added: “I hear all the time French president Hollande talking about it, but I have never seen any proof to these accusations.
“At the same time, I see that Hollande does not ask the US for explanations, although it turned out the CIA eavesdropped on some European leaders and the 2012 candidates for the French presidential elections.
“I think we should stop this policy of double standards – this is what creates a sense of injustice not only for Russian people, but for many nations worldwide.”