Iran “deal is not dead,” says France after Trump reneges

May 09, 2018, 7:08 AM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron recently visited the U.S. to persuade Trump not to scrap the Iran deal.
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U.S. President Donald Trump’s verdict to abandon the Iran nuclear deal has put Washington on a “collision course” with its European allies, with the other signatories of the landmark accord asserting that the “deal isn’t dead.”

Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal sparked furious scenes in the Iranian parliament, which reacted by setting an American flag aflame while blasting the U.S. president for his abysmal “mental capacity,” notes the BBC.

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said America’s exit doesn’t leave the deal dead. Trump’s move has put the U.S. as odds with its European allies while intensifying the risk of conflicts in the Middle East, reports Reuters.