Iran: France reaffirms wish to return to nuclear agreement, on election of new president
Iran – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson
Paris, 21 June 2021
Q. – Iran’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi, is on the US sanctions list for “complicity in grave human rights violations,” and this weekend Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch called for Raisi to be investigated for crimes against humanity. What is France’s position on this issue?
Q. – What will the election of ultraconservative Ebrahim Raisi change in our relations with Iran?
THE SPOKESPERSON – France takes note of Ebrahim Raisi’s election as President of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
We reiterate the concerns we have expressed on a regular basis over the human rights situation in Iran and the situation of our nationals imprisoned in that country, which we continue to follow closely.
We reaffirm our wish to return to the full implementation of the Vienna nuclear agreement, a goal French diplomats are actively pursuing. We are also continuing our efforts on behalf of security and stability in the Middle East./.