France’s Macron Urges Netanyahu and Rouhani to Reduce Regional Tensions

PARIS (Reuters) -
French President Emmanuel Macron. (Reuters/Wolfgang Rattay)

French President Emmanuel Macron told the leaders of Iran and Israel in separate telephone calls that it was vital to keep Lebanon disassociated from regional crisis and urged all countries in the region to work collectively to reduce tensions.

Macron’s office also said in a statement that he had told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that France was attached to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, but that regional subjects and ballistic missile programs should be discussed separately.