DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran welcomes Frances efforts to store the 2015 nuclear deal, the Iranian overseas Ministry spokesman stated on Wednesday as French President Emmanuel Macrons pinnacle diplomatic adviser visited Tehran for talks to help ease the disaster.

Iran threatened on Monday to restart deactivated centrifuges and ramp up enrichment of uranium to 20% purity in a pass far from the nuclear accord.

Tehran has been pushing the eu signatories to the accord to shield Iran from U.S. Sanctions, which Washington re-imposed after leaving the % remaining year.

Irans state news employer IRNA suggested that overseas Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi “welcomed Frances position in lowering tension and imposing the accord.”

“The French are part of efforts ... To maintain the nuclear deal alive,” Mousavi was quoted as pronouncing in the course of the visit by Emmanuel Bonne, Macrons top diplomatic adviser.