US, French Presidents Discuss Iran

US, French Presidents Discuss Iran  US, French Presidents Discuss Iran

US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with French President Emmanuel Macron and they discussed Iran, trade and the Middle East, according to the White House.

The two leaders exchanged views on “a broad range of trade and security issues, including the situation in Iran and the broader Middle East,” the White House said in a statement, Reuters reported.

“Had a very good phone call with @EmmanuelMacron, President of France. Discussed various subjects, in particular Security and Trade,” Trump said on Twitter.

The Elysee Palace said in a brief statement the two leaders discussed Syria, Iran and the Israel-Palestinian conflict, but did not mention trade.

Macron and Trump are at odds over the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

Trump recently tweeted that companies doing business in Iran will be barred from doing business in the United States.

Among large European companies that have suspended plans to invest in Iran after the US action are France’s oil major Total and its big carmakers PSA and Renault.


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