Iran has halted its controversial nuclear activities in return for a loosening of international sanctions that are due to take effect imminently.
Under Emmanuel Macron, France has sought to regain power and influence in the region. Amid escalating tensions, Iran's president suggested France play a key role by taking a "realistic" approach to emerging crises.
The adverse effects of climate change and global warming have been increasingly felt by Iran over the past decade. DW spoke to Iran's COP23 delegation chief Majid Shafie-Pour about actions to mitigate these problems.
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif has indicated that the nuclear agreement Iran signed with world powers may still have a future. European countries' continued support for the accord may determine if it lasts, he said.
The Russian president has strongly backed Iran and its nuclear deal with world powers during a visit to Tehran. After meeting with Iranian leaders, Putin said he opposed any unilateral change to the multilateral accord.
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