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February 19, 2018 8:04 am

France Reiterates Commitment to Iran Nuclear Seal, Says Will Keep Talking to European, US Allies

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Iranian flags. Photo: Reuters / Morteza Nikoubazl / File.

France reaffirmed its commitment to the Iran nuclear deal on Monday, saying it wanted it to be strictly implemented and was continuing talks with its European and US partners on the matter.

The Foreign Ministry said France was concerned about Iran‘s ballistic missile program and its activities in the region, mentioning its support for Houthi rebels in Yemen but making no mention of the Tehran regime’s role in Syria.

Reuters reported on Sunday that the US is hoping to convince its European allies — Britain, France and Germany — to improve the Iran nuclear deal over time in return for President Donald Trump keeping the pact alive by renewing American sanctions relief in May.

Asked about the Reuters report, the French Foreign Ministry responded in an online media briefing: “The French position on the Iran nuclear deal is known. As the President of the Republic (Emmanuel Macron) has said, we reaffirm our full attachment to the global action plan and its strict implementation.”

Without directly responding to the report, the Foreign Ministry added: “We will continue to talk about the Iran nuclear program with our European and American partners.”

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