Published: Tue, May 01, 2018

Iran: Current condition surrounding nuclear deal 'intolerable'

Iran: Current condition surrounding nuclear deal 'intolerable'

The Kremlin confirmed that Putin talked to Macron over the phone "on the initiative of the French side" on Monday.

But after a state visit to the U.S. this week, he admitted he had failed to secure any promise from Trump to keep the deal alive.

"They've learned that you can't win if you don't play, but also they need to take a long-term view", said Rathke, a former U.S. diplomat who served in Europe.

The missing tree planted by President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron is in quarantine, The Associated Press reported on Monday.

The French ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud stepped in to quell speculation on Twitter, explaining that the tree has only been removed temporarily for a period of quarantine in keeping with a mandatory practice of imported plants. "We have to make him ideal - he is flawless".

"I'm not saying, we are moving one deal to another", Macron said, but added that the JCPOA was just one aspect of the problems Iran presented.


The statement said the leaders were also "committed to continue working closely together and with the US on how to tackle the range of challenges that Iran poses - including those issues that a new deal might cover".

The new agreement would include regional powers, like Russian Federation and Iran, who are involved in the Syrian conflict.

During his White House visit, Macron floated the possibility of a "new deal" that would complete the current accord by making its terms stricter in several areas. He also insisted: "France is not naive when it comes to Iran". "He is viewing Iran a lot differently than he did before he walked into the Oval Office".

Trump has set May 12 as the deadline for the USA and Europe to address the issues he has with the deal.

It was widely predicted that neither Macron's personal rapport with Trump nor Merkel's more businesslike approach would sway him on policy - after all, the American president's positions on both Iran and trade are popular with his political base.

"We can change and we can be flexible".

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