Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh says this month’s landmark nuclear deal will herald a new chapter in Iran’s relations with French energy giant Total, which for many years enjoyed a strong presence in Iran before US-led sanctions were imposed on investment in Iranian oil and gas in the mid-2000s.

These comments were made in Tehran on 29 July after a meeting with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, who was on a one-day state visit to the Iranian capital – the first by a French premier for 12 years. (CONTINUED - 734 WORDS)