French President Emmanuel Macron said in a new interview Sunday that he told President Trump not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal.
“What I told him was not to tear up the deal,” Macron said in a live TV interview on Sunday, according to Politico. “After that I told him, let’s have a demanding dialogue, let’s continue to conduct checks, but let’s be much more demanding with Iran on its ballistic activity.”
Trump faced criticism from US allies following the speech. Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and British Prime Minister Theresa May said in a joint statement that preserving the Iran deal “is in our shared national security interest.”
“We encourage the U.S. administration and Congress to consider the implications to the security of the U.S. and its allies before taking any steps that might undermine the [deal], such as re-imposing sanctions on Iran lifted under the agreement,” they said. Read more at The Hill.