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France says Rouhani re-election strengthens hope of Iran nuclear deal application
May 21, 2017 / 3:33 AM / 7 months ago

France says Rouhani re-election strengthens hope of Iran nuclear deal application

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron congratulated Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his re-election on Saturday and said this reinforced the hope his government would apply the international nuclear agreement, his office said in a statement.

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani visits the election office in Tehran, Iran, May 19, 2017. Picture taken May 19, 2017. President.ir/Handout via REUTERS

Macron will ask the French government to work on the intensification of economic, scientific and cultural ties with Iran, the statement said.

France also stressed the need to seek a diplomatic solution to the conflicts in the Middle East and called on Iran to adopt this approach.

Reporting by Sybille de La Hamaide; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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