Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Iran-France Relations

Report: Macron secretly asks Iran to mediate in Ukraine crisis

An official with Iran’s presidential office has broken the news on the request by the French leader for Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi to mediate in the war between Russia and Ukraine.

President Raisi to Macron: Iran should enjoy economic benefits of nuclear deal

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi, in a phone conversation with his French counterpart, said reaching any nuclear deal is contingent upon full resolution of safeguards issues and provision of necessary guarantees including Iran’s enjoyment of economic benefits of the agreement.

Iranian intelligence ministry arrests man linked to captured French spies

The Iranian intelligence ministry has reportedly arrested a suspect linked to two French spies who are already in custody in Iran.

Paris calls for release of French nationals ‘detained in Iran’

France's Foreign Ministry has demanded the "immediate release" of two French nationals it says have been detained in Iran. It comes a day after Tehran's intelligence ministry announced it has arrested two Europeans for attempting to "destabilize" the country.

Raisi to Macron: Any deal in Vienna must ensure verifiable sanctions removal

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has told his French counterpart Emanuel Macron that any deal with the P4+1 group of countries in Vienna must ensure sanctions removal as well as verification of the lifting of the bans and tangible guarantees that no sides will again violate the 2015 nuclear deal, JCPOA.

Iran slams French meddling in judicial case involving dual national

Iran’s Judiciary has slammed France for its interventionist statements on Tehran’s recent decision to send an Iranian-French national back to the jail over her repeated violations of house arrest limits.

President Raisi: Iran ready to continue full cooperation with IAEA

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi has told his French Counterpart Emmanuel Macron that the Islamic Republic is ready to continue cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Iranian, French presidents speak over the phone

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and his French counterpart Emanuel Macron have held a telephone conversation over Iran’s talks with the 4+1 group of countries and the European Union.

Iran FM: Tehran to beef up defense irrespective of US

The Iranian foreign minister has told his French counterpart that Iran will press ahead with beefing up its deterrence forcefully without paying attention to the US.

Iranian FM: Talks with top French diplomat was constructive

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian has described his talks with his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian in New York as constructive and progressing. The two met on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly.

Iran FM says doubts the seriousness of the Biden admin returning to JCPOA

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amirabdollahian and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian met on Friday in New York to discuss bilateral issues, the nuclear agreement and the situation in Afghanistan. The meeting happened on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. Le Drian said, "France is concerned about the delay in the resumption of nuclear talks and is interested in resuming the negotiations as soon as possible".

Raisi tells Macron Iran wants all sanctions removed

Iran’s President Seyyed Ebrahim Raisi has told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that Tehran favors fruitful talks over its nuclear program.

Iran FM: Tehran not to Give in to US Pressures

Iran’s Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian tells his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian that the Islamic Republic will not give in to US pressures over its nuclear program.

Iranian Drama ‘6.5 Per Metre’ Named France’s Fourth Best-Selling Film

Over the past week, 40,000 French moviegoers have watched the Iranian award-winning movie “Metri Shesh-o Nim” (6.5 Per Metre), which rolled out in 265 theaters in France on August 9.

Iranian, French Presidents Discuss Lebanon Woes, JCPOA Revival

Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron discussed a wide range of issues, from Lebanon problems to the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal (JCPOA), in a phone conversation on Monday.

Iran Calls on US, European Vessels to Leave Persian Gulf

Commander of the Naval Force of the Iranian Army Rear Admiral Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi has called for foreign vessels to leave the Persian Gulf region.

Iran Urges US to Stop Using Sanctions as Bargaining Chip

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman has slammed comments by the US and French foreign ministers who had said they were waiting for Tehran to rejoin the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran Says Deals with Airbus, ATR to Be Revived If Vienna Talks Bear Fruit

A spokesman for Iran's aviation organisation says the country's deals with Airbus and ATR plane manufacturers will be revived if the Vienna talks on the US return to the 2015 nuclear deal bear fruit.

Iran Charges French National with Espionage, Propaganda against Islamic Republic

Benjamin Briere, a French man who has been detained in Iran since May 2020, will be tried for espionage and propaganda against the Islamic Republic, according to his lawyer.

Paris to Host Event Honouring Eminent Filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami

The Centre Pompidou, a centre of culture and arts in Paris, is to hold a program to display and review the works of late renowned Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami.

Removal of US Bans Only Way to Save JCPOA, Rouhani Tells Macron

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani had a telephone conversation with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday evening.

Iran Rejects Macron’s ‘Short-Sighted’ Call for Renegotiation of JCPOA

The Iranian government spokesman has dismissed "irresponsible" remarks by French President Emmanuel Macron about fresh negotiations on the 2015 nuclear deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

Iran Slams Macron’s Comments on New Nuclear Deal

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran has dismissed the French president's recent remarks about the need for a new nuclear deal with Tehran.

US Should Show Goodwill Gesture First: Iran FM

The Iranian foreign minister says it is the United States, not Iran, that should show a goodwill gesture with regards to its commitments under the 2015 Iran nuclear deal (JCPOA).

France Can’t Preach Others on Human Rights after Honouring Egyptian Dictator: Iran

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says France is in no position to preach other countries on their human rights situation after decorating Egyptian “dictator” Abdel Fattah el-Sisi with its highest honour, the Grand Cross of the Legion of Honour.

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