France’s Macron speaks to Iran’s Rouhani to try to ease Mideast tension

Macron spoke to Rouhani as part of an initiative to prevent escalation of tension in the Middle East. (File photo: Reuters)

President Emmanuel Macron spoke by phone to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday as part of a French initiative to prevent an escalation of tensions in the Middle East, Macron's office said in a statement.

An Elysee official declined to give further details on the conversation.

(Developing)

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