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Macron signals add-on pact to sway Trump on Iran deal

Apr 25, 2018, 7:12 AM EDT
The remarks by Trump and Macron signalled a common ground building on the Iran deal.
(Source: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff/flickr)

During a joint press conference at the White House, French President Emmanuel Macron proposed a “new deal” to complement the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, which President Donald Trump has earlier described as “insane.”

The suggestion by the French president judiciously framed the appeal to harmonize existing Iran deal with a “bigger, better” one, instead of scrapping the agreement altogether to start afresh, writes the BBC.

The remarks by Trump and Macron signalled a common ground building on the Iran deal, reports The Guardian. Befriending Trump, a deeply unpopular figure in Europe, and salvaging the Iran accord, however risks Macron a “diplomatic coup.”

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