Paris — Iran’s breaching of caps on its uranium enrichment after the US pulled out of the world powers’ nuclear deal with Tehran was “a bad reaction to a bad decision”, raising fears of a stumble into war, France foreign minister Jean-Yves le Drian said.

Tensions have risen as Washington has blamed Iran for several attacks on oil tankers and Tehran shot down a US surveillance drone, prompting President Donald Trump to order air strikes that he called off only minutes before impact.

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