"Things are moving in the right direction, and we have had positive signals this week and especially in the last few days," a French diplomatic source said.
The question is whether Washington has more up its sleeve to gain Iranian cooperation than “I’m not Trump,” or whether another round of an extended nuclear standoff.
Earlier, a US official said the meeting between Blinken, Le Drian, Britain's Dominic Raab and Germany's Heiko Maas would also cover the coronavirus pandemic, Russia, China, Myanmar and climate.
Former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin and former Israel Atomic Energy Official Ephraim Asculai explain why there are so many estimates for the Iran nuke breakout timeline.
The move is the latest of several recent announcements by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it plans to further breach the nuclear deal.
Israel may not be happy, but president-elect's views are better than Obama administration.
Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers in a vital global shipping lane this summer, including off the UAE coast, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia.
The gradual escalation from Iran indicates that they are still waiting, rather than going full speed with their nuclear program.