Le Drian arrived in Tehran on Monday for talks with Iranian officials on mutual ties as well as regional and worldwide issues.
However, Zarif noted that the nuclear deal, internationally known as JCPOA, is a multilateral agreement and its fate can not be subjected to the whims of Washington.
He urged the European countries not to bend under the U.S. "psychological game" pertaining to Iran's nuclear deal.
"Relations between France and Iran are old and profound because France was a pioneer of archaeological exploration here", said Jean-Luc Martinez, president of the Louvre.
Iran has long said publicly that it intends to develop nuclear propulsion for naval vessels, though analysts and diplomats say this remains a distant prospect.
France has also echoed concerns raised by US President Donald Trump on Iran's regional influence and missile power.
"The IAEA now has the world's most robust verification regime in place in Iran".
The French minister had arrived in Iran on Sunday on a delicate mission to reaffirm Europe's support for a nuclear deal that opened Iran's economy, while echoing U.S. concern about Tehran's missile program and role in regional conflicts.
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Europe should push the United States to adhere to its obligations under the 2015 nuclear agreement, said Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif on Monday in a meeting with visiting French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian in the capital Tehran.
But the key focus has been the 120-day deadline set by Trump in January for United States lawmakers and European allies to "fix" the nuclear deal, removing "sunset clauses" that mean it expires in 2026 and reining in Iran's missile programme and regional activities.
The prime minister said those problems need to be addressed, though he stressed that that "did not necessarily mean altering the JCPOA, but changing the situation", a reference to his call on world powers to contain Iranian aggression beyond the confines of the deal.
Le Drian said that Paris is determined to implement the JCPOA and has taken many practical measures in this regard.
Le Drian first met Monday with Ali Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council.
"The United States and other countries that have turned our region into a gunpowder depot by selling arms must stop such actions", Zarif said, according to a report by the semi-official ISNA news agency.
That continued with Iran's armed forces spokesman, Gen. Masoud Jazayeri, who this weekend said over the weekend that Tehran would only give up its missiles when the West abandons nuclear arms.