Europeans urge Iran to restart nuclear talks, fearing delay works in Teheran's favour

Germany earlier also raised pressure on Teheran, asking it to resume talks "as soon as possible". PHOTO: REUTERS
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LONDON - France and Germany have called on Iran to resume diplomatic negotiations on its nuclear programme.

A month after the inauguration of conservative Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian called Mr Hossein Amir Abdollahian, his newly appointed Iranian counterpart, to "underline the importance and the urgency of an immediate resumption of the negotiations, interrupted by Iran since the month of June", as a French government statement put it.

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