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France's Macron meets Iran's Rouhani after seeing Trump

NEW YORK, Sept 24 (Reuters) - France's President Emmanuel Macron met Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday, shortly after holding talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, a French presidential official said.

Macron, who had already met Rouhani for 90 minutes on Monday night, is trying to defuse tensions between Washington and Tehran in the hope of opening a negotiation between the two sides as well as regional and international powers. (Reporting by John Irish; editing by Jonathan Oatis)