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Macron tells Trump it's important to respect Iran nuclear deal

AFP  |  Paris 

French told US counterpart today that it is important for all signatories to respect the landmark nuclear agreement, the French leader's office said.

Macron, during a phone call with Trump, stressed France's determination to see "the strict application of the deal and the importance of all the signatories to respect it," the said of the 2015 accord.

Trump, who openly despises the deal, is soon to decide whether or not to renew sanctions against

The said Trump had "underscored that must stop its destabilising activity in the region."


On Friday, Trump is expected to announce that he continues to regard remaining in the nuclear deal not to be in US interests.

He first announced this in October and under the US Iran Nuclear Agreement Act (INARA) of 2015 he is supposed to inform every 90 days.

One of the criticisms levelled at the nuclear deal is that it does nothing to address Iran's continuing ballistic missile programme and meddling in conflicts such as and

The French presidency stressed that the nuclear deal must be accompanied by reinforced dialogue with on both issues.

also brought up the issues of North Korea, following his recent visit to China, saying that the recent resumption of contact with is "a positive signal," his office said.

The statement said that the two leaders "committed to continue to apply pressure on until it returns to the path of denuclearisation".

It added that Trump and were to meet, schedules permitting, at the in later this month.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 03:40 IST
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