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France says wants to de-escalate Saudi-Iran tensions

ABU DHABI - France would like to de-escalate tensions between regional rivals Saudi Arabia and Iran, France's foreign minister Laurent Fabius said on Monday ahead of a visit to Riyadh to meet with King Salman and other officials.
"Our view as France is to try to de-escalate pressure," Fabius said, adding that France would also discuss different issues with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who is due to visit Paris next week.
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