The cartoons in question have since been removed from the websites of the French and French-language news sites, The Telegraph reported.
The cartoons were published in March 2017, but were removed in April 2017.
They featured a young Vietnamese girl with her mouth taped shut and a caption reading, “Vietnamese people deserve to be raped.”
The French website Le Journal de la Republique published the cartoons in April and the French website Libération published them in June.
The French Ministry of Foreign Affairs said they were “offensive to all.”
French President Emmanuel Macron said he would ask France’s ambassador to the United States to remove the cartoons from the French Ministry’s website.
The images were taken from a series of cartoons by French cartoonist Michel Houellebecq in 2005 and 2006.
The U.K. Foreign Office said in a statement that it was “shocked and appalled by the publication of these hateful and racist cartoons.”
“The cartoons in this cartoon show an older man with a gun, threatening to rape and kill the young Vietnamese woman, and the caption of the story, ‘Vietnam women are being murdered,’ is completely unacceptable and does not represent the views of the U and UK governments,” the statement said.
“We condemn the publication and the threat of violence directed at the Vietnamese community in the UK and will work to ensure that the perpetrators are brought to justice.”
The U., which is part of the European Union, said in its statement that the French Government must immediately take immediate action to immediately remove the images from its websites and that it will hold the French Embassy to account for these acts of hate.