Keyword: Iran

French oil giant Total quits Iran under US sanctions pressure

Under threat of US sanctions Total has officially halted its multi-billion-dollar investments into a gas production project in Iran, while carmakers PSA, Renault and Daimler are also among those to suspend or drop plans to invest in the country, along with Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom.

Suspects in France bomb plot to be sent to Belgium

The men, including an Iranian diplomat,will face claims they were involved in a plot to bomb an Iranian opposition rally on the outskirts of Paris.

Diplomat arrested over 'attack plot' on Iranian group in France

Four people held for allegedly plotting bombing of rally by MEK - a fringe group loathed in Tehran - attended by Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

France seeks EU aide for firms facing US sanctions over Iran deals

France's economy minister Bruno Le Maire has said he hoped the European Union would step in to compensate companies from among its member states who are targeted by sanctions which US president Donald Trump intends to introduce against firms doing business with Iran.

French oil firm Total seeks exemption from US sanctions over Iran

The company said  it will end work on major South Pars 11 gas field  project it began in July 2017 unless it is exempted.

Macron pitches new Iran deal to keep Trump on board

French president’s offer seems calculated to appease US president's discontent with the current ‘bad deal’ on Iran’s nuclear programme.

Red carpet treatment belies differences as Macron arrives in US

Presidents Trump and Macron are expected to tackle pressing foreign policy issues from Iran deal to Syria as French leader starts US state visit.

Macron asks Iran to show restraint as minister's visit postponed

French president has expressed his concern to Iranian president Hassan Rouhani over number of casualties in six days of protests.

Iran warns Macron against 'blindly' following Donald Trump

Ali Akbar Velayati, the top adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, was quoted as by Iran's semi-official Fars news agency as saying that French President Emmanuel Macron, who has raised concern over Iranian ballistic missile tests, 'is now acting as Trump’s lapdog' and that 'France should not blindly follow the Americans'.

Macron joins May and Merkel in standing by Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron, British Prime Minister Theresa May and her German counterpart Angela Merkel have issued a joint statement in support of the 2015 agreement with Iran limiting its use of nuclear technology which US President Donald Trump said on Friday he would not recertify, while Macron phoned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to assure him in person of France's committment to the deal.

France says Iran nuclear pact is being ‘strictly implemented’

French foreign minister warns US that abandoning nuclear agreement with Iran would trigger a 'spiral of proliferation' in the Middle East.

France to provide 'proof' of Assad regime chemicals attack

French forein minister Jean-Marc Ayrault has said his country's intelligence services will present proof that the Syrian regime launched a chemical weapons attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun on April 4th which claimed 86 lives, which both Damascus and its allies, Russia and Iran, have denied.

France promises to defend Iran nuclear deal

French foreign minister speaks out in Tehran as relations between Iran and Trump administration are strained by new US immigration orders.

Iran jails French-Iranian woman who came back to visit sick mother

Nazak Afshar had been living in France since being charged with spying in 2009 and freed after French intervention.

Gay Air France cabin crew demand right to opt out of Iran flights

Gay cabin crew staff demand the right to refuse to fly to Iran where they could be 'killed for who they are', ahead of a resumption of the route next week.