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Iran nuclear deal in serious danger, needs diplomatic solution - France

FILE PHOTO: French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a meeting with Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias, Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides, Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio and Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry in Cairo, Egypt January 8, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El Ghany

PARIS (Reuters) - France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the Iran nuclear deal was in danger after repeated violations by Tehran, but added that a dispute mechanism triggered by France, Britain and Germany aimed to resolve the problems diplomatically.

“Iran has been progressively emptying the accord of its substance. It is in danger and Iran must respect its commitments as we have done,” Jean-Yves Le Drian told a parliamentary hearing after the three European powers launched a process to formally rebuke Iran’s violations of the 2015 accord on Tuesday.

Reporting by John Irish; Leigh Thomas