NEW YORK (dpa-AFX) – In view of the deadlocked negotiations on the Iranian nuclear deal, France has increased the pressure on Tehran. The time window for an agreement is closing, said Secretary of State Catherine Colonna on Monday in New York. “We keep saying there won’t be a better deal on the table.” Iran’s previous response to the current offer is not sufficient.

    The 2015 international nuclear deal with Iran, intended to prevent the country from developing a nuclear bomb, has been on hold since the US left in 2018. The aim of Iran’s ongoing talks with Germany, the USA, Russia, China, France and Great Britain is to lift US sanctions against Iran and restrict Tehran’s nuclear program again.

    Just over a week ago, Iran presented a new proposal to end the dispute – in response to a compromise proposal from the EU. Details on this were not known. Meanwhile, the United Nations warned that the negotiating partners should show “flexibility” in order to make progress./scb/DP/stw