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Macron warns of risk of ‘escalation’ over Iran nuclear deal


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French President Emmanuel Macron stands at the entrance after a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister at the Elysee Palace in Paris, on June 5, 2018.
French President Emmanuel Macron meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on June 5 on the second leg of his European trip amid deep differences over how to contain Iran’s ambitions in the Middle East. / AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARIN

French President Emmanuel Macron warned of the risk of an “escalation” in the Iranian nuclear standoff after Tehran announced plans to boost uranium enrichment capacity to pressure Europeans scrambling to save a landmark deal.

At a press conference with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu the French leader called on “everyone to stabilise the situation and not give into this escalation which would lead to only one thing: conflict.”

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