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Macron: Ball on Nuclear Deal Now in Iran’s Camp

Macron: Ball on Nuclear Deal Now in Iran’s Camp

Tuesday, 20 September, 2022 - 17:15
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) holds a bilateral meeting with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on the sidelines of the 77th United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York City on September 20, 2022. (AFP)

The ball on reaching a nuclear deal with Iran is now in Tehran's camp, French President Emmanuel Macron told journalists on Tuesday after a meeting with Iran's President Ebrahim Raisi.

Macron also emphasized the need for the International Atomic Energy Agency to be able to carry out its work independently.

The meeting is Raisi's first head-to-head with a major Western leader since he was elected last year.

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