Tuesday, 22 May, 2018

Iran rejects new nuke deal by US, France

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump are hosting the administration's first state dinner with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Iran rejects new nuke deal by US, France
Sammy Stanley | 26 April, 2018, 13:59

Vice President Mike Pence, left, and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) appear behind Macron.

French President Emmanuel Macron told a joint session of the U.S. Congress on Wednesday that France will not leave the Iran nuclear deal and urged Washington to remain committed to the agreement.

Russia, China, Germany, Britain and France, who all signed the accord with Iran and the United States, are determined to save the deal, seeing it as the best way to stop Iran developing a nuclear bomb.

French President Emmanuel Macron is greeted by United States lawmakers as he arrives at Congress to deliver an address. But he added that fear and anger "do not construct anything".

In his speech, Macron advocated multilateralism, which his USA counterpart Donald Trump has not been quite a fan.

"We can build the 21st century world order based on a new breed of multilateralism, based on a more effective, accountable, and result-oriented multilateralism", Macron said, defending the rules-based world order.

Trump has described the 2015 accord, under which Iran agreed to curb its nuclear activities in return for the lifting of economic sanctions, as the worst deal ever negotiated and has threatened to wreck it by reimposing United States penalties next month unless the three European allies agree to fix its "flaws".

On the Iran deal, which Trump has threatened to pull out of, Macron expressed optimism that the U.S. and France can work together to forge a more comprehensive deal that's more acceptable to President Trump.

"That's my bet", Macron told a small group of American journalists.

Macron had come to Washington in part to plead for a more comprehensive "new agreement" that would address what he and Trump believe to be shortcomings of the existing accord.

Macron strongly supports both pacts.

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Macron said his US visit was a success in advancing a potential framework for Iran and the USA after the likely collapse of the nuclear deal.

"It is vital that we continue to work together to tackle some of the world's greatest challenges including the prevention of a nuclear Iran, bringing an end to the violence in Syria and taking real action to address global climate change", said Titus, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. "I don't think Iran will consider accepting unless it is faced by global pressure, meaning that the United States, the EU, Russian and China would have to be on same page", Scazzieri said. "We are killing our planet", he said.

"Those options are ready to be implemented and we will make the necessary decision when we see fit", Zarif said.

Predicting that America would rejoin the Paris climate accord, which Mr Trump abandoned last July, Mr Macron warned that there was "no Planet B".

On climate change, Macron told U.S. lawmakers there is "no Planet B", acknowledging a disagreement with President Donald Trump, who pulled his nation from the landmark Paris accord. However, he has declined to say whether he will withdraw the U.S.by the May 12 deadline he has set.

Macron said the new agreement should include a settlement on Syria, where Iran backs President Bashar al-Assad.

"We are not discussing renegotiating the agreement - that is not what the two presidents were talking about", Mogherini told reporters after an worldwide conference on Syria. "It can be tempting to us as a temporary remedy to our fears", Macron said. He also suggested that abandoning the deal could further destabilize the Middle East.

The statement echoed his words at Tuesday's joint press conference with Trump, when he said that "we do not want to repeat the mistakes of the past".

"Let us face it".

Mr. Macron turned more combative later in the speech.

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