France says Israeli information on Iran could underscore need for long-term assurances

Reuters – France’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that information provided by Israel of Iran’s past nuclear weapons programme could be a basis for long-term monitoring of Tehran’s nuclear activities.

The ministry said Israeli intelligence information presented on Monday in part confirmed the non-civilian nature of the programme revealed by European powers in 2002, but that it merely proved the need to ensure the nuclear deal and U.N. inspections remained. (Reporting by John Irish Editing by Alison Williams)