Macron Urges Respect for Iran Deal

Macron Urges Respect for Iran Deal

French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called for the "necessary respect" of Iran's nuclear deal with world powers, after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged the French leader to change the landmark accord. A statement from the Elysee said Macron "remembers the importance of preserving the Iran nuclear deal and the necessary respect by all parties of their engagements regarding the accord," AFP reported.  Macron and Netanyahu spoke by phone on Saturday after US President Donald Trump demanded that European partners work with Washington to "fix the deal's disastrous flaws, or the United States will withdraw". In his conversation with Macron, the Israeli premier said that "Trump's remarks should be taken seriously, and whoever wants to keep the nuclear deal would be wise to fix it," a statement from Netanyahu's office read. On Thursday, Macron told Trump that it was important for all signatories to respect the nuclear agreement. Tehran has rejected the notion of any modification of the 2015 nuclear deal, and has the backing of all of the partners to the agreement apart from the US.

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