France, China And Germany Seek To Resume Pact With Iran

PARIS (AP) – French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed that there is “a window of opportunity” now for the negotiations aimed at resuming the 2015 nuclear pact with Iran, he said. the government of France.

The three leaders, who spoke via videoconference on Monday, agreed that it is necessary to advance the negotiations in order to reach an agreement “as soon as possible” and avoid the risk of nuclear proliferation, said a French official from senior who spoke on condition of anonymity with adherence to the customary practices of the presidency.


“We must do it now” to avoid greater threats to regional stability, added the official, adding that the message seeks to boost negotiations after months of fruitless dialogue.

During six rounds of negotiations in Vienna, the six countries that remain involved in the agreement – Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain, and Iran – have been trying to resolve issues regarding how the United States can rejoin and how Tehran you can return to the fulfillment of the covenant.

Then-President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the accord in 2018, but incumbent Joe Biden repudiated his predecessor’s decision and said the US government wants to rejoin the accord.

The latest round of negotiations ended in Vienna on June 20 and it is unknown when the dialogue will resume.

The 2015 agreement is intended to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, something Tehran denies it is seeking.

France and Germany noted that the three leaders also discussed the relationship between the European Union and China. They discussed international trade, climate protection and biodiversity, as well as cooperation in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.