First signs of an easing of the US-Iran conflict?

After the G7 summit, French President Emmanuel Macron proposes to grant a $15 billion credit for Iranian oil exports.

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"After the meeting between Macron and Trump, there are first signs of flexibility on the part of Americans regarding our sanctioned oil export," Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araghchi told the state news agency IRNA on Saturday 31 August 2019, and Ali Motahari, a member of the Iranian parliament, reported that France had proposed to grant $15 billion for the Iranian special oil export credit line to bind Iran to the nuclear treaty. At the same time, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Europeans shortly before the Iranian delegation's visit to France that Iran would take the third step in suspending its obligations under the nuclear treaty if Europeans, for their part, failed to meet their obligations under the JCPoA by Thursday.