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Hollande: France Willing to Play a Role in Iran-Saudi De-Escalation of Tensions

Hollande: France Willing to Play a Role in Iran-Saudi De-Escalation of Tensions
Thu Jan 21, 2016 16:50:06

French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday that Iran’s return to the international scene was “now possible” after a nuclear deal saw sanctions lifted against the country, AFP reported.

“It depends only on this great country to succeed,” Hollande said just days ahead of a visit by President Hassan Rouhani to Paris, the first by an Iranian president in 17 years.

Hollande said a “de-escalation” of tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia was necessary and France was willing to play a role in this.

“We must do everything to work together for stability in the region. It is with this in mind that I will soon visit Egypt, Jordan and Oman,” he said.

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