(Persia Digest) – A member of the Iran-France Parliamentary Friendship Group has said that the French President may travel to Iran in the coming month.
Ali-Akbar Ranjbarzadeh pointed to unofficial news of the trip, saying: “The French government announced last month that President Emanuel Macron is planning to come to Iran end of July. It seems his trip was delayed due to France’s domestic issues.”
Ranjbarzadeh reiterated: “Macron may be pursuing a special mission to resolve the JCPOA crisis and resolve issues between the US and Iran. It is best to proceed within international norms in accepting the Iranian stance to achieve this.”
He wrapped up by saying: “A trip is in the pipelines for France’s President to travel to Iran in the coming month, but no date has been set yet.”
Persia Digest (PD) reported that Emanuel Macron announced Hassan Rouhani's official invitation to travel to Iran two years ago and said the trip will take place in due course. Nevertheless, this has been postponed until now and the prospects of a trip last month were also dashed.
The last trip by a French President to Iran took place in 1973. Thus, this will be of vital importance at this point in time.
A few weeks ago, Emanuel Bonne, Macron’s senior advisor traveled to Iran for the second time over the last two months to meet with the Foreign Minister and the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran.
France is attempting to defuse tensions between the US and Iran in the Persian Gulf and find a way to save the JCPOA nuclear deal.