July 10, 2019 / 6:12 AM / 3 months ago

Iran welcomes French efforts to save nuclear deal - spokesman

July 10 (Reuters) - Iran welcomes France’s efforts to save the 2015 nuclear deal, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman said on Wednesday, as French President Emmanuel Macron’s top diplomatic adviser visits Tehran for talks to help ease the crisis.

“The spokesman (Abbas Mousavi) welcomed France’s role in reducing tension and implementing the accord and said: ‘The French are part of efforts ... to keep the nuclear deal alive,” state news agency IRNA reported.

Emmanuel Bonne, Macron’s top diplomatic adviser, is visiting Iran to try to meet Iranian officials as tensions rise between Tehran and the United States.

Reporting by the Dubai newsroom, editing by Louise Heavens

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