May 21, 2019 / 9:54 AM / a month ago

Europe will not succumb to Iran ultimatums, says French finance minister

PARIS, May 21 (Reuters) - Europe will not succumb to ultimatums from Iran, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Paris on Tuesday.

“I do not think that Europe will get drawn into this idea of an ultimatum,” Le Maire told reporters.

Le Maire said Europeans were facing extremely strong pressure from the United States regarding trade with Iran, and that threats by Tehran to pull out of its nuclear deal with global powers were not helpful in that regard.

Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta

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