The diplomacy of Emmanuel Macron had aspired to stand at an equal distance between Iran and Saudi Arabia as well as with its allies. Advisers to the French president had a constant refrain: “We do not have to be involved between Sunnis and Shiites.” During his first year at the Elysee, Emmanuel Macron sought to open dialogue with Iran. He has had many contacts with his counterpart, President Hassan Rouhani, and has also stated his plan to pay an official visit to Iran this year. Obviously, the conditions have not been favorable in recent times.
France would then return to its traditional position as an ally of the Sunni monarchies, which was its position under Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois HollandeChristian Chesnot