Tehran: French call for more Iran negotiations "bullying and excessive"

Tehran: French call for more Iran negotiations "bullying and excessive"

A French call for further negotiations with Iran over its nuclear accord is “bullying and excessive,” Iranian foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said.

"There is no reason, need, reliability or trust for negotiations on issues that are non-negotiable," IRNA cited the spokesman as saying.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said yesterday that, following the U.S. pullout from the agreement, Tehran should be ready to negotiate on its future nuclear plans, its ballistic missile arsenal and its role in wars in Syria and Yemen.

"I think that is the case, but Iran cannot avoid discussions, negotiations on three other major subjects that worry us — the future of Iran’s nuclear commitments after 2025, the ballistic question and the fact there is a sort of ballistic proliferation on the part of Iran… and the role Iran plays to stabilize the whole region," Le Drian said. "We must talk about these three subjects, Iran must be aware of this and that’s the message I send to them from Vienna."

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