Macron Doesn't Believe He Changed Trump's Mind On The Iran Deal

Macron Doesn't Believe He Changed Trump's Mind On The Iran Deal

The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme.

But after his meetings with Trump and his speech to Congress, Macron told reporters that while he had no "inside information" on what Trump will decide, he believes the United States leader "will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons".

The French President also called on the U.S. to make efforts to curb "fake news", which he said was a "problem" in the country, according to the report. As you know, the United States has a long-standing practice of addressing sensitive problems in negotiations that culminate in political commitments.

Beginning and ending with the lasting historic friendship enjoyed between France and America, Mr Macron recalled how the U.S. and France have fought shoulder to shoulder in many battles over the years.

But while Trump said at the time that he was open to such a broader agreement encompassing and going beyond the nuclear deal, he continued to voice strong opposition to the deal as he did during the campaign, calling it "insane" and "ridiculous".

"If the United States were to withdraw from the nuclear deal, the immediate effect in all likelihood would be that Iran would reciprocate and withdraw", Zarif told the Associated Press. "Not now not in five years, not in 10 years, never", he told lawmakers.

"For Merkel, it's quite important domestically not to be seen to be getting too close to Trump", said Techau, a senior fellow at think tank The German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Afterward, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said Macron's call for global engagement was timely. "But closing the door to the world will not stop the evolution of the world". "It will not douse, but inflame the fears of our citizens".

Although Trump is a conservative populist and Macron is a center-left globalist, the two leaders developed what Macron referred to as a "special relationship" during an interview with "Fox News Sunday".

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Since Trump came to office in January 2017, he has taken several steps to block the nuclear deal.

Under the accord, Iran agreed to significantly curb its nuclear-enrichment capacity, substantially reduce its uranium stockpile, and disable a reactor at Arak that could have been used to produce weapons-grade plutonium. The US sanctions will resume unless Trump issues fresh "waivers" to suspend them on May 12.

He had said his predecessors should have made a deal that "covered Yemen, that covered Syria".

President Donald Trump faces a deadline of May 12 to recertify the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, also reacted to a possible agreement between Europe and the United States about the future of the nuclear deal.

But the Iran deal was the centerpiece of this week's talks.

However, secondary United States sanctions remain. He also dismissed Trump as a "tradesman" not qualified to comment on global treaties, according to a BBC report.

The Trump administration pulled the United States out of the accords reduce emissions and greenhouse gases past year saying the restrictions unfairly hurt American businesses and placed them at a disadvantage.

At a meeting with Norwegian Foreign Minister Marie Eriksen Soreide, Deputy FM Abbas Araqchi said that "thinking that Iran will remain committed to the nuclear deal under just any circumstance is a big mistake". We can choose isolationism, withdrawal and nationalism.