Biden speaks with Macron, agrees to coordinate on Iran nuclear deal

Two leaders also in agreement on climate change and how to fight coronavirus; US president has indicated willingness to rejoin atomic deal, while Israel urges significant changes

Illustrative: French President Emmanuel Macron speaks on the telephone to US President-elect Joe Biden, at the Elysee Palace in Paris, Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020. (Ian Langsdon, Pool via AP)

PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron and new US President Joe Biden agreed Sunday to coordinate on Middle East Peace issues and the Iran nuclear deal, the Elysee palace said.

The two leaders spoke for the first time since Biden’s inauguration in a telephone call Sunday, discussing “their willingness to act together for peace in the Near and Middle East, in particular on the Iranian nuclear issue,” the French presidency said.

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