Published On: Sat, Apr 6th, 2019

France says G7 mostly agreed except on Iran, Israeli-Palestinian issue

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French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a working session during the Foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard
French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian attends a working session during the Foreign ministers of G7 nations meeting in Dinard, France, April 6, 2019. REUTERS/Stephane Mahe/Pool

April 6, 2019

DINARD, France (Reuters) – Foreign ministers of the Group of Seven nations broadly agreed on issues during a two-day meeting, but were unable to bridge differences on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and how to deal with Iran, France’s top diplomat said on Saturday.

“Despite the crisp air of Dinard, we couldn’t overcome some of our differences,” Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said at the end of a two-day meeting in western France. “I think the talks were constructive and pleasant both in tone and in the fundamentals.”

Le Drian, whose country has been criticized for supporting Libyan eastern commander Khalifa Haftar, said rival factions in Libya needed to hold back and that Haftar should accept a U.N.-backed peace effort.

(Reporting by John Irish; editing by Richard Lough)



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