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Iran nuclear deal

Iran’s president tells Macron nuclear deal talks must preserve Tehran’s rights

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Iran’s new President Ebrahim Raisi on Monday told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron that negotiations with world powers to revive the 2015 nuclear deal must guarantee Tehran’s “rights.”

“In any negotiation, the rights of the Iranian people must be upheld and the interests of our nation ensured,” Raisi said in an hour-long phone call, according to the Iranian presidency’s website.

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For his part, Macron urged Iran to halt all violations of the 2015 deal on its nuclear drive and immediately return to negotiations on reviving the accord, in his first talks with new President Raisi.

“The president called on Iran to quickly resume negotiations in Vienna to reach a conclusion and to put an end, without delay, to all nuclear activities that violate the (2015) agreement,” the French presidency said.

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