September 3, 2019 / 4:11 PM / 18 days ago

New Iran nuclear deal violation would send "wrong signal" - French diplomatic source

PARIS, Sept 3 (Reuters) - A new violation of the 2015 nuclear deal by Iran would send the “wrong signal”, but efforts to find a solution in the crisis between Washington and Tehran would remain necessary, a French diplomatic source said on Tuesday.

“It would clearly be a wrong signal,” the source said, referring to threats by Iranian officials to reduce a further commitment to the deal later this week.

“The strength of our approach is that it responds to a need ... to break the escalation and take new commitments. If it is not Friday because the Iranians have taken new measures, the same necessity will remain.” (Reporting by Marine Pennetier; writing by John Irish; editing by Michel Rose)

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