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Iran on verge of new nuclear deal

French foreign minister says nuclear deal will be announced next week, with the unfreezing $7 billion in Iranian assets.

Iran on verge of new nuclear deal

France: We are still far from an agreement with Iran

France's Foreign Minister says progress was made but Iran and world powers are still far from any agreement.

France: We are still far from an agreement with Iran

France and Germany urge Iran to return to nuclear talks

French Foreign Minister says it is urgent for Tehran to return to talks, while Germany asks it to resume talks "as soon as possible."

France and Germany urge Iran to return to nuclear talks

US, France: Time running out to revive Iran nuclear deal

Blinken: There will come a point where it will be very hard to return back to the standards set by the JCPOA.

US, France: Time running out to revive Iran nuclear deal

Netanyahu blasts French Foreign Minister over 'apartheid' claim

PM Netanyahu fires back after French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warned of "long-lasting apartheid" in Israel.

Netanyahu blasts French Foreign Minister

French FM warns of 'apartheid' in Israel

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warns of "long-lasting apartheid" in Israel if Palestinian Arabs fail to obtain their own state.

French FM warns of 'apartheid' in Israel

French FM backs Israel's right to self-defense

Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi speaks to French counterpart who says Israel has the right to defend itself from Hamas rocket attacks.

French FM backs Israel's right to self-defense

French FM: US and Iran must return to nuclear deal

French Foreign Minister: Iran is in the process of acquiring nuclear weapons, time to bring Iran and the US back into 2015 deal.

French FM: US and Iran must return to nuclear deal

France welcomes Israel-UAE deal

French Foreign Minister says Israeli decision to suspend sovereignty is "a positive step".

France welcomes Israel-UAE deal

France could reimpose sanctions on Iran

French Foreign Minister says his country could trigger mechanism in 2015 deal that could lead to the reimposition of UN sanctions.

France could reimpose sanctions on Iran

France: Trump-Rouhani meeting not a priority

French Foreign Minister says his country’s main aim at UN General Assembly is to de-escalate tensions between the United States and Iran.

France: Trump-Rouhani meeting not a priority

France: There are 'signs' that chemicals were used in Syria

French Foreign Minister says there are signs that chemicals were used in attacks by Syrian government forces in Idlib.

France: There are 'signs' that chemicals were used in Syria

France: Iran cannot avoid talks on ballistic missile program

French Foreign Minister says Iran respecting nuclear deal but cannot avoid talks on other issues.

France: Iran cannot avoid talks on ballistic missile program

French FM to Iran: Stop threatening to violate the deal

French FM Le Drian tells Iran that threats to leave deal don't allow Europe to create economic compensation package.

French FM to Iran: Stop threatening to violate the deal

France: Iran close to crossing 'red line'

French Foreign Minister warns Iran that its plan to increase its uranium enrichment capacity takes it close to a "red line".

France: Iran close to crossing 'red line'

France: Iran deal can prevent Iran from acquiring nukes

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says France intends to remain in the Iran nuclear deal.

France: Iran deal can prevent Iran from acquiring nukes

France demands chemical inspectors be given access to Douma

French Foreign Minister urges Syria and Russia to grant weapons inspectors immediate access to site of alleged chemical attack in Douma.

France demands chemical inspectors be given access to Douma

France accuses Iran of supplying arms to Houthis

France rejects Iran's denial that it is supplying weapons to Houthi rebels in Yemen.

France accuses Iran of supplying arms to Houthis

France: Consider new sanctions on Iran

France urges European Union to consider new sanctions on Iran over its involvement in Syria’s civil war and its ballistic missile program.

France: Consider new sanctions on Iran

Iran rebuffs France's calls to curb its missile program

Iran says France should pressure U.S. to meet its commitments under 2015 nuclear deal.

Iran rebuffs France's calls to curb its missile program

France: Iran not respecting UN resolution on missiles

France’s foreign minister says Iran not respecting UN Resolution 2331 which calls on it to refrain from work on ballistic missiles.

France: Iran not respecting UN resolution on missiles

French Foreign Minister postpones Iran trip

French President Emmanuel Macron urges Iranian counterpart to show restraint, as Foreign Minister postpones schedule trip to Tehran.

French Foreign Minister postpones Iran trip

France reiterates commitment to Iran deal

French Foreign Minister says Iran deal remains valid despite Trump's decision not to recertify it.

France reiterates commitment to Iran deal

France 'worried' about Trump's stance on Iran deal

French Foreign Minister concerned that Trump could put the Iran nuclear deal into doubt.

France 'worried' about Trump's stance on Iran deal

France again changes position on Assad

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian calls for transition in Syria that doesn't include Assad.

France again changes position on Assad

Anti-ISIS coalition has killed 22,000 jihadists

French Defense Minister reveals US-led coalition has already taken down waves of ISIS jihadists since mid-2014, no new ISIS offensives.

Anti-ISIS coalition killed 22,000 jihadists since 2014

France says war on ISIS 'starting to pay off'

French defense minister speaks aboard aircraft carrier flagship, saying ISIS is now on the defensive.

France says war on ISIS 'starting to pay off'

Ya'alon offers France assistance following attacks

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon speaks with French counterpart, discusses strengthening the cooperation between Israel and France.

Ya'alon offers France assistance and support following attacks

France hits ISIS where it hurts: Oil stockpiles

French DM announces two new strikes on ISIS's oil infrastructure, in attempt to cripple monetary resources of the jihadists.

France hits ISIS where it hurts: Oil stockpiles

France Sells Egypt 24 Rafale Fighter Jets

France signs an agreement with Egypt for the sale of its Rafale fighter jet, in a show of support for President Sisi.

France Sells Egypt 24 Rafale Fighter Jets

Yaalon Doubtful Iran's President Will Bring Change

"Ultimately, Khamenei makes all the decisions," Yaalon tells France's Foreign and Defense Ministers.

Yaalon Doubtful Iran's New President Will Bring Change

France Seeks to Buy Drones from Israel

France is in talks with the United States and Israel to buy intelligence-gathering drones, says the country’s Defense Minister.

France Seeks to Buy Drones from Israel