French FM: many issues derails bids to salvage Iran’s nuclear deal

PARIS, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said Tuesday there were many issues still derailing France’s bids to salvage the nuclear agreement that curb Iran’s nuclear capabilities.

There are many issues needed to be addressed during negotiations between the European countries and Iran in a drive to save the 2015 agreement, Le Drian said in a press statement.

The Vienna Accord was signed with Iran by the US, Russia, China, France, Britain and Germany, known as the P5+1. US President Donald Trump withdrew unilaterally from the accords last year and has been pressuring Iran with increasingly sanctions to which Tehran has responded by reducing commitment to the accord.

Le Drian said French President Emmanuel Macron felt, during the G7 summit, that Trump was ready to ease the pressure on Iraq and allow an agreement to take place.

The Iranian side, he added, shared the same approach.

Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister and chief negotiator Abbas Araghchi arrived in Paris Monday to discuss French proposals to defuse tension and save Iran’s nuclear deal.

Source: Kuwait News Agency