France vows to defend Iran nuclear deal

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French President Francois Hollande (3-L) and French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault (2-L) walk near Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (2-R) after their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, 22 June 2016.

France vows to defend Iran nuclear deal


Arriving in Tehran on January 30, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault vowed to defend the 2015 accord under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear programme in return for lifted sanctions was obeyed. It’s a deal that US President Donald Trump has threatened to scrap the deal.

“I'm coming as the defender of the accord, but to be vigilant and explain that they (the Iranians) must be irreproachable,” Jean-Marc Ayrault told reporters after landing in Tehran.

“We harbour real conce...


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