France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East - President

 France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East - President

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.

Following a phone call with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Macron also called on Tehran to quickly return to full compliance with its commitments under a landmark 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

(Reporting by Dominique Vidalon; Writing by Matthieu Protard; Editing by Gareth Jones)

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Updated Date: Jan 08, 2020 02:14:30 IST