French Foreign Minister said the country strongly supports peace and security in the Persian Gulf region and commits to enabling de-escalation and requires no authorization to do so.

Iran PressEurope: In a message posted Thursday on Twitter, US president Donald Trump accused his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to speak to Iran on behalf of the United States, while relations between Tehran and Washington have deteriorated significantly in recent months. 



French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian said in a statement on Friday, "On Iran, France speaks with total sovereignty. France commits strongly to peace and security in the region, and commits to enabling de-escalation. France requires no authorization to do so."

"France is true to the Vienna Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which blocks nuclear proliferation. It is true to its signature, as are the other signatories of the JCPOA, apart from the United States, and firmly asks Iran to resume compliance with its obligations," the statement added.

Le Drian stated that, "The heightened tensions require political initiatives to restore the conditions for dialogue. That is what President Macron is doing, in full transparency with our partners and first and foremost with the European JCPOA signatories. He is of course keeping the US authorities informed. All efforts must be brought together to avoid this conflictual situation becoming a dangerous confrontation."