Rouhani: Iran determined to "leave all doors open" to save 2015 deal

Iran's President urged Europe on Thursday to "accelerate" its efforts to salvage the , during a phone call with French President Macron. "Europe must accelerate its efforts to realise Iran's legitimate interests and bring about a ceasefire economic war. Iran is determined to keep open all options for preserving the landmark treaty," Rouhani stressed in telephone conversation.

Iran is determined to "" to save its 2015 nuclear deal with major powers, Iranian state TV quoted President Hassan Rouhani as saying in a telephone call with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron on Thursday.

"We are determined to leave all doors open to save the nuclear deal ... The Europeans should accelerate their efforts to salvage the pact," Rouhani said.

European parties to the deal have been trying to convince Iran to remain in the pact by promising to shield its economic interests from U.S. sanctions that were reimposed since last year when U.S. President Donald Trump exited the deal.

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