French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his willingness to do «everything we can» to avoid a US-Iran military conflict, stating that the top priority should be de-escalation between the two nations.
«Look, everything we can do in order to avoid this conflict, obviously, we will do,» he said, adding that he believed that the Iran nuclear deal, or JCPOA, was currently «the best way to monitor... Еще the nuclear activity in Iran.»
Tensions have been escalating between Iran and the US since Washington unilaterally left the agreement in 2018, and imposed new sanctions on Iran.
The French president also recognised the importance of the recommitment to the Paris Accord, in which all G2 members — barring the US — agreed on the agreement's irreversibility.
Leaders of 19 of the most influential countries in the world and the European Union met in Osaka on Friday and Saturday for the 14th Group of 20 Summit to discuss climate change, free trade, and economic inequalities among other issues.