Trump, Macron and New Iran Deal


President Donald Trump welcomed his French counterpart on Tuesday and said that they could soon reach an agreement with European friends that would preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. And Mr. Trump plans to do so by expanding the terms of the 2015 Iran N-deal.

French President Emmanuel Macron gave the idea of new deal in order to keep the United States from pulling out of the accord. President Donald Trump has been openly threatening to pull out of the Obama-era deal. He called the deal ‘insane’ and ‘ridiculous.’

“It was insane. Ridiculous. It should have never been made,” Trump said. He warned Tehran of dire consequences if the United States walks out of the deal. Trump said they are “going to have big problems, bigger than they’ve ever had before.”

Mr. Trump has said that he could strike “a new deal” negotiated by American and European officials if it was strong enough. Trump while talking to the reports on Tuesday, said,

“We understand each other, and we’ll see how that comes out”. He further said, “We could have at least an agreement among ourselves fairly quickly. I think we’re fairly close to understanding each other, and I think our meeting, our one-on-one, went very, very well.”

But Mr. Trump did not say anything about walking out of the deal by a May 12 deadline he has set. Trump said, “Nobody knows what I’m going to do on the 12th,”

Macron has proposed a three-point plan that addresses Trump’s concerns to some extent. Trump turned to Macron and said, “Mr. President, you have a pretty good idea, but we’ll see.” Back in 2015 Iran and six world powers reached an agreement which placed limits on Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. But Mr. Trump has been expressing his displeasure over the deal. Talking to the reporters after the meeting with Macron, Trump said, “They should have made a deal that covered Yemen, that covered Syria, that covered other parts of the Middle East,”

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