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Emmanuel Macron has announced that a French diplomatic initiative could prompt a summit between the US and Iranian presidents “in few weeks time.”

Macron stated at a press conference along with Donald Trump toward the end of the G7 summit in Biarritz, pointed towards the comments from the Iranian president, Hassan Rouhani, communicating eagerness to reach anyone if that was in the national interest.

Trump said he would be prepared to meet if the conditions were correct. He didn’t determine what those conditions would be. Nevertheless, he agreed that it would be sensible to anticipate a meeting in the coming weeks. Both the leaders are going to attend the UN general assembly, in New York following September.

Macron stated the probability of a US-Iranian summit was the outcome of a French diplomatic initiative planned for defusing rising pressures after Trump’s decision a year ago to exit a multilateral atomic deal with Iran.

He didn’t give subtleties of the negotiation. However, French authorities said they included a partial rollback of US penalties and full Iranian consistency with the 2015 agreement to bring about a way for a continuation of high-level US-Iranian diplomacy.

Macron stated that the Iranian foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, travelled to Paris on Friday with Iran’s negotiating mode. After addressing Trump and the other G7 leaders at supper on Saturday night, the French president chose there was sufficient convergence to call Zarif to Biarritz for more discussions.

“Through this coordination, we showed a drive yesterday to bring back the Iranian foreign minister and numerous trades with the French ministers which have enabled us to find a way,” Macron stated. “Nothing is sure, and it is still incredibly delicate. However, there have been talks on a functional level with some genuine advancement.”

President Macron said that he had revealed to Rouhani that if he consented to meet Trump, he thinks “an understanding can be found” and also stated that Rouhani had responded positively.

The Iranian president announced on Monday: “If meeting anyone will resolve the issues of my nation, I won’t falter since national interests are the primary rule.”

Macron included: “We know the terms and the objectives. However, presently, you need to sit around a table and find a solution. I trust that in the coming weeks based on these dialogues, we can prevail to have a summit meeting between President Rouhani and President Trump.”

Trump stated that the French president had kept his US partnership thoroughly and informed him regarding Zarif’s invitation and the result of the conversations with him in Biarritz on Sunday.

When questioned if he ready to meet Rouhani, Trump stated: “If the conditions were right, I absolutely would consent to that.”

France has been initiating efforts to stop strains and growing conflicts in the Gulf. The French proposal is for the US to minimize sanctions on Iran and for Iran to come back to full consistence with the agreement, permitting space for further discussion on non-atomic issues. Talking about the French initiative on Monday, Rouhani stated: “Regardless of whether the likelihood of success is 20 or 10%, we have to attempt and not lose the open door. We conclude that we have to do all the necessary measures.”

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