France’s Macron try­ing to save Iran nuclear deal

Antelope Valley Press (Sunday) - - Second Front -

PARIS — French Pres­i­dent Em­manuel Macron says he is try­ing to re­sume di­a­logue be­tween Iran and West­ern part­ners by July 15 to calm ten­sions in the re­gion.

Macron’s of­fice said in a state­ment that the French leader spoke for more than an hour Satur­day with Ira­nian Pres­i­dent Has­san Ro­hani amid a stand­off be­tween Tehran and the U.S.

Macron ex­pressed “strong con­cern about new weak­en­ing” of the 2015 ac­cord aimed at curb­ing Iran’s nuclear am­bi­tions.

Europe is strug­gling to save the 2015 ac­cord af­ter Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump aban­doned it last year.

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