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Macron calls friend Trump, angry over his Iran nuclear move

AP  |  Paris 

French has called his friend and to say he's very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump's decision to withdraw from the nuclear accord.

Macron's office said the two leaders spoke today and the French leader expressed his "great concern about stability" in the region. Macron strongly opposes Trump's pullout from the 2015 global deal curbing Iran's nuclear activities. Hostilities between and have already escalated in recent days.

Macron and Trump also discussed trade issues. European governments are scrambling to save billions of dollars in trade with that resumed thanks to the 2015 accord.

In addition, and the EU are pressing for exemption from Trump's and aluminum tariffs.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 06:05 IST