The election of moderate Iranian president Hassan Rouhani has raised hopes of a rapproachment with the West. On Tuesday, Rouhani met French president Francois Hollande on the sidelines of a UN general assembly meeting.
The secretary of state has outlined a hard-line Iran strategy that is likely to deepen the chasm between the EU and US. Analysts and former US officials say the plan is incoherent and dangerous.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to discuss the Iran nuclear accord, as well as the wars in Syria and Ukraine with Russia's Vladimir Putin. Merkel is one of the few leaders Putin "takes seriously" analysts told DW.
After Israel bombed Iranian targets in Syria, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu called the move an "appropriate" response to an alleged rocket attack by Iran's forces. The UN has urged an end to "all hostile acts."
While calling the US decision to leave the Iran nuclear deal a "mistake," French President Macron told DW he is for an expanded deal with Tehran. He also said Europe is in charge of saving multilateralism.
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