An official Iranian plane landed Sunday at 2:13 pm (12:13 GMT) on Biarritz airport, in the south-west of France, which hosts the G7 summit where the Iranian nuclear crisis is widely debated, according to the site Flightradar24 air traffic monitoring.
According to the history of the aircraft provided by the site, this aircraft has traveled in recent days to European capitals visited by the Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mohammad Javad Zarif. His possible presence in Biarritz would be a thunderclap.
Friday, the day when Mr. Zarif was in Paris to meet Emmanuel Macron, the plane made the Paris-Tehran link, before doing Tehran-Biarritz Sunday. Earlier in the week he was in the Scandinavian capitals where the Iranian minister was.
No source interviewed by AFP confirmed or even commented on the arrival of this plane to Biarritz.
The explosive issue of the Iranian nuclear is one of the main points of the G7 summit, which brings together several of the actors of this crisis: the European countries and Japan, signatories of the agreement of 2015 framing the nuclear activities of Tehran, and the United States. United who denounced this agreement and inflicted economic sanctions on Iran, causing an escalation of tension in this particularly flammable region.
US President Donald Trump and European leaders continued Sunday to diverge on this point.
After having discussed it for a long time on Saturday evening at an informal dinner with his partners, the French president thought he could announce having obtained the agreement of all - including Donald Trump - to speak to Iran with the same voice . But the US president has a few hours later denied that the G7 countries have agreed on a common message to transmit to Iran.
"I did not discuss this," he said in response to reporters. Shortly after, the French president addressed the press to try again to iron out the disagreements with the United States.
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