France tells Iran nuclear deal is as good as it will get

France’s foreign minister called Monday on Iran to accept a proposal to revive a nuclear deal, warning that it will not get anything better.

Western diplomats have said there are no active negotiations at the moment and that it is unlikely that a breakthrough could happen before the U.S. mid-term elections in November. 

At the start of the annual UN General Assembly in New York, Foreign Minister Catherine Colonna did not rule out that President Emmanuel Macron would meet his counterpart Ebrahim Raisi.

The foreign minister’s remarks come amid months of indirect talks between Iran and the United States which have foundered over several issues. These issues include Tehran’s insistence that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) close an investigation into uranium traces found at three undeclared sites before the pact is revived as well as a guarantee that the US would not walk out of any nuclear agreement again as former President Donald Trump did in 2018.

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