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France, Germany, China push to revive Iran nuclear talks

French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Chinese President Xi Jinping agree there is “a window of opportunity” now for talks aimed at reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, the French presidency says.

The three leaders, who spoke via videoconference earlier, agreed on the need to move negotiations forward in order to get a deal “as soon as possible” and avoid the risk of nuclear proliferation, a French top official says.

“We must do it now” in order to avoid further threats to regional stability, the official says, adding the message aims at giving a boost to negotiators after months of inconclusive talks.

During six rounds of talks in Vienna, the six countries that remain parties to the agreement — Russia, China, Germany, France, Britain and Iran — have been trying to resolve issues on how the United States can rejoin and how Iran can return to compliance.

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