Ball in Iran’s court on nuclear deal: Macron

August 27, 2022 12:00 am | Updated 05:35 am IST - Algiers

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday the fate of a revived nuclear deal is up to Iran, and that an agreement would be “useful” even if it doesn’t settle everything.

Asked during a visit to Algeria about the chances of success in reviving the 2015 agreement between Tehran and world powers, Mr. Macron declined to speculate.

“Now the ball is in Iran’s court,” Mr. Macron said.

The EU on August 8 put forward what it called a final text to restore the deal.

Iran came back last week with a series of proposed changes, to which the U.S. formally responded on Wednesday. “I think that it’s an agreement, if it is concluded in the terms which are presented today, which is useful,” said Mr. Macron, whose country is one of six which signed the original deal with Iran.

Top News Today


Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.