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Iran's Zarif meets Macron at G7, says 'difficult' road ahead

French President Emmanuel Macron, right, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves le Drian, second right, meeting Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, left in white shirt, Sunday, Aug.25, 2019 in Biarritz, southwestern France. [AP Photo]

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif meets French President on the sidelines of the in Biarritz. Zarif wrote on Twitter he had met Macron after talks with French Foreign Minister and also gave a briefing for British and German officials. "Road ahead is difficult. But worth trying," he said.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Sunday said he held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron after his surprise visit to the G7 summit to discuss the Iranian nuclear programme, saying there was a difficult road ahead.

Zarif wrote on Twitter he had met Macron after talks with French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and also gave a briefing for British and German officials. "Road ahead is difficult. But worth trying," he said.

FRENCH PRESIDENCY HAILS 'POSITIVE' TALKS WITH IRAN FM
The French presidency on Sunday described talks at the in Biarritz between French leaders and Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as "positive" and said the discussions, which also included Germany and Britain, would continue.

"The discussions are positive and are ongoing," an official in President 's office said of the talks, which drew in both Macron and Foreign Minister as well as German and British officials.

The French official added that the decision to invite Zarif had been taken "in agreement with the United States, in perfect harmony".

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