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Macron Unsure of Trump Sticking to JCPOA

Macron Unsure of Trump Sticking to JCPOAMacron Unsure of Trump Sticking to JCPOA

French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday he did not know whether US President Donald Trump would stick to the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.   Macron, followed by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, visited Washington last week in the hope of persuading Trump not to reimpose sanctions on Iran before a May 12 deadline and imperil the 2015 deal but the White House has sounded unconvinced, Reuters reported. “I don’t know what the US president will decide on May 12,” Macron told reporters in Sydney after meeting Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on a rare visit by a French president to Australia. Macron said he had pushed the idea of a much broader Iran agreement with Trump, which was received “very positively”.“I just want to say whatever the decision will be, we will have to prepare such a broader negotiation and a broader deal because I think nobody wants a war in the region, and nobody wants an escalation in terms of tension in the region,” Macron added.

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