Keyword: Iran

France demands access to dual-national academic held in Iran

Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher in anthropology and social sciences at Paris-based Sciences Po institute, is thought to have been arrested in June.

France and Iran close to restoring ambassador exchange

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.

Paris court fines oil giant Total in Iran bribery case

French oil and gas giant Total has been handed a 500,000-euro fine after it was found guilty of bribing officials in Iran to gain access to a gas field in the country in a deal dating back to 1997.

France claims Iran behind bomb plot near Paris

Paris freezes assets of suspected Iranian intelligence operatives as Tehran denies involvement in plan against exiled opposition group.

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.