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Iran Makes Big Diplomatic Push to Find Fix for Nuclear Staredown

  • Top Iranian diplomats in Moscow, Paris and Vienna for talks
  • Iran MP says France proposed $15 billion credit line for Iran
Abbas Araghchi

Abbas Araghchi

Photographer: Alex Halada/AFP via Getty Images

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Iran is ramping up negotiations as signs gather that it’s closer to ending a showdown with Europe over the wobbling 2015 nuclear deal and easing a security crisis in the Persian Gulf.

Iran’s top envoy Mohammad Javad Zarif held talks in Moscow with counterpart Sergei Lavrov as the threat of another erosion of Iran’s compliance with the accord looms. His deputy Abbas Araghchi went to Paris with a team of economists and central bank officials to discuss a French proposal to help restore Iran’s oil exports, the backbone of its economy.