The Latest on U.S.-Iran tensions
French President Emmanuel Macron is sending his chief diplomatic adviser to Iran following its decision enrich uranium beyond the threshold of the 2015 nuclear accord.
The Elysee Palace said Monday that Emmanuel Bonne was returning on Tuesday to Tehran. He had made a day-long visit last month in a bid to deescalate tensions. It was not immediately clear how long he would stay in the Iranian capital, or with whom he would meet.
Europe is under pressure to try to salvage the accord between Iran and world powers after the U.S. withdrew from it last year and restored heavy sanctions. Macron said over the weekend that he’s trying to find a way to resume dialogue between Iran and Western partners by July 15. He spoke Saturday with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.