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France calls on Iran to be "constructive" in the Vienna talks on the nuclear deal

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called on Iran Saturday to be "constructive" in the talks to be held in Vienna with European mediation in an attempt to salvage the international agreement on the Iranian nuclear file.

France 24 reported that Minister Le Drian held a conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Mohammad Javad Zarif, and "welcomed the expected resumption of talks in Vienna on the nuclear file," and "urged Iran to be constructive in the talks" in order "to determine the necessary measures in the coming weeks of In order to fully return to commitment to the nuclear agreement. "

Le Drian stressed that "France will participate in a pragmatic and demanding manner at the same time."

"In a context in which everyone is showing their willingness to conduct these negotiations in good faith, with the aim of reaching a speedy agreement, I called on Iran to refrain from any further violation of its current nuclear commitments that could undermine the momentum for the resumption of the talks," he added.

Yesterday, US State Department spokesman Ned Price said that his country had "accepted to participate in the talks" starting Tuesday in the Austrian capital with the Europeans, Russians and Chinese for a "joint return" of Tehran and Washington to the agreement.

Former US President Donald Trump withdrew his country from the nuclear agreement in 2018, three years after its conclusion, and re-imposed all previous sanctions on Tehran, which had begun to abandon the restrictions imposed on its nuclear program contained in the agreement.