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Top US diplomat holds talks with European officials over Iran, China, Russia

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken held virtual meeting Friday with European allies in an attempt to come up with a unified stance on common threats that include China, Iran and Russia.

The meeting involved Blinken’s counterparts from the United Kingdom, Germany and France.

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Discussions touched on the multiple common challenges, including the Iran nuclear deal, threats from China and Russia, the military coup in Myanmar and climate change.

“The goal of the meeting is to reach a unified stance,” a senior US administration official told Al Arabiya ahead of the meeting.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian tweeted about the “in-depth and important conversation on Iran.”

For his part, UK Foreign Minister Dominic Raab said: “The E3 and the US discussed how a united approach could address our shared concerns towards Iran.”

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