September 4, 2019 / 3:22 PM / a month ago

After U.S. visit, France says still a lot to be done on Iran credit plan

PARIS, Sept 4 (Reuters) - France’s foreign ministry said on Wednesday that there were still many things to resolve regarding a proposed credit line for Iran after its finance minister travelled to Washington Tuesday.

“Current efforts respond to a need to de-escalate tensions, shared by all actors,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll said when asked how the United States had responded to the French idea. “As the Minister said yesterday, the process initiated in Biarritz has not been completed. There is still a lot to be done.”

French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire met U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in Washington on Tuesday, but neither side commented on the Iranian aspect of the meeting.

U.S. officials said on Wednesday they had some scepticism over the French plan. (Reporting by John Irish; Editing by Leigh Thomas)

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