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Finance Minister Michel Sapin announced that Paris is working on plans to issue direct loans to companies that want to invest in Iran.
The Embassy of France in Tehran granted the French Legion of Honour to Gholam-Hossein Amirkhani, a well-known Iranian calligrapher.
An Iranian lawmaker says the Parliament will investigate the veracity of allegations concerning French oil giant Total’s disclosure of secret data about Iran’s South Pars Gas Field to neighbouring Qatar.
As French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault was in Tehran for high-level political and economic talks, Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman in an article urged the two countries to minimise the impact of political challenges on their bilateral economic relations.
A top Iranian official criticized France for its support for the anti-Iran terrorist Mojahedin Khalq Organization (MKO), stressing the need to fight any type of terrorism with full force.
France is using a visit to Tehran by its Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault to show its support for the expansion of economic relations with Iran in the face of growing tensions resulting from what many see as the unfolding anti-Iran approach by US President Donald Trump.
During his ongoing visit to Tehran, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault declared his country will double the visas available for Iranians in 2017, in what appears to be a response to US President Donald Trump's controversial travel ban which has targeted several Muslim countries including Iran.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault is due to arrive in Iran on Monday, January 30, as his countries’ cruisers are simulating an attack on Iran in the Persian Gulf, under the command of the UK Royal navy and with US cooperation.