Iran and France

Macron to meet Zarif before G7

France’s President Emmanuel Macron said he would meet Iranian officials ahead of this weekend’s G7 summit and make proposals aimed at de-escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran. “In the …

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 Zarif to meet with Macron and Le Drian

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will meet with French President Emmanuel Macron and Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian on Friday, as he announced upon his arrival to Stockholm. …

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France appoints new ambassadors to Iran

France appointed Philippe Thiebaud as ambassador to Iran, according to Journal officiel de la République française. Thiebaud is a former envoy to Pakistan who once represented France at the UN atomic …

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France ready to impose sanctions on Iran

Paris is ready to impose further sanctions against Tehran if no progress is made in talks over its ballistic missile program, French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said. "We are ready, if the talks don't …

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France starts freezing Iran's assets

France seized assets belonging to Iran’s intelligence services and two Iranian nationals in response to a June plot to attack an exiled Iranian opposition group’s rally outside Paris, the government said. A senior French …

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Total officially leaves Iran

Iran’s oil minister Bijan Zanganeh said that France’s Total has officially left Iran after the United States threatened to impose sanctions on companies that do business in the country, reported. …

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Man douses pregnant woman in horror siege in Paris

A hostage situation erupted in Paris yesterday after a man who claimed to be armed with a handgun and explosives seized two people, including a pregnant woman, who were then doused in petrol. The man seized two hostage in Rue des …

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Macron and Rouhani hold talks on phone

French President Emmanuel Macron told his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani yesterday that he remained committed to the nuclear deal with world powers, but that Tehran needed to fully comply with its …

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Iran criticises France over missile programme stance

Iran’s defence programme is not the business of any country including France, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader said, The Express Tribune reports. The defensive programme is one of the basic rights of any …

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