French FM: Iran nuclear talks ‘cannot go on so slowly’

(Left to right) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and British Minister of State James Cleverly arrive for their meeting at the German Foreign Office in Berlin, on January 20, 2022. (Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP)
(Left to right) French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and British Minister of State James Cleverly arrive for their meeting at the German Foreign Office in Berlin, on January 20, 2022. (Alex Brandon/Pool/AFP)

BERLIN — French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian warns that quicker progress is needed in talks to revive the Iran nuclear deal, saying time is of the essence.

Speaking in Berlin after talks with European allies, Le Drian tells reporters that “the negotiations cannot go on so slowly” on returning to the 2015 accord between Tehran and world powers.

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