France and Iran close to restoring ambassador exchange

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French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told a French parliament foreign affairs committee that, as long as Tehran respects the 2015 deal restricting its nuclear technology programme from military use, Paris will agree to resuming an exchange of ambassadors after a diplomatic freeze caused last year over an alleged Iranian plan to attack opponents of the ruling regime in France.

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France and Iran are close to exchanging ambassadors after Paris suspended nominating an envoy to Tehran last year over claims Iranian intelligence officials had planned an attack on an opposition group in Paris, France's foreign minister said, reports Euronews.