Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron discussed Iran and the war in Ukraine at a meeting in Paris.

President Macron stressed the need for a resolute action in view of Iran's progress with the nuclear program, which will inevitably have consequences if it continues, the Élysée Palace said after the meeting on Thursday evening.

He also complained about the country's lack of transparency towards the International Atomic Energy Agency.

Netanyahu and Macron have also expressed deep concern about Iran's destabilizing activities across the region, Paris said.

Macron reminded that Iranian support for Russian aggression in Ukraine is increasingly exposing Iran to sanctions and isolation.

Both heads of state also spoke about efforts to deal with the international consequences of Russia's aggressive war in Ukraine.

Before the dinner at the Élysée Palace, the Israeli side said that the two heads of state would particularly discuss international efforts to end Iran's nuclear program.

Another topic is the possibilities for expanding and strengthening the Abraham Agreements, with which several Arab states had agreed to normalize their relations with Israel.

The meeting took place against the background of growing tensions in the Middle East.

Macron assured Netanyahu of France's full solidarity with Israel after the attacks from the Palestinian side, it was said in Paris.

Anything that could fuel the spiral of violence that has already claimed too many innocent victims among Palestinian and Israeli civilians must be avoided.

Macron recalled that France adheres to the historical status quo of the Holy Sites in Jerusalem and is firmly opposed to the continuation of settlement construction, which undermines the prospect of a future Palestinian state as well as Israel's hopes for peace and security, the Elysee Palace said.