French president: Difficult to reach nuclear deal if Gulf, Israel not involved

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French president: Difficult to reach nuclear deal if Gulf, Israel not involved
Macron says talks with Iran should have ‘broader dynamic’ and involve regional powers whose security is directly affected by any accord
By AFP and TOI staff

In striking comments Friday, French President Emmanuel Macron suggested Israel should be part of discussions on a return to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. Speaking to reporters as talks were halted in Vienna, Macron said a broader framework might benefit the talks on bringing Washington back into the deal. “I think everyone is conscious of the fact that not talking, not trying to find a new framework on both nuclear and regional issues, weakens everybody and is a factor in increasing confliction,” the French president said.

“It is also important to reengage a slightly broader dynamic and involve regional powers as well,” he added. “It is difficult to reach an agreement if the Gulf states, Israel and all those whose security is directly affected are not involved.” Negotiations in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal were suspended Friday as European diplomats expressed “disappointment and concern” at the latest proposals from Iran.

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