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Macron at the US Congress: Will Not Leave JCPOA
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Addressing the US Congress, French President Emmanuel Macron said his country will not leave the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action [JCPOA], amid US efforts to persuade European parties to the agreement to withdraw from it. 

Emmanuel Macron

Speaking Wednesday on the final day of a three-day state visit, Macron said the JCPOA was not addressing what he called "all concerns" but stressed that the deal could not be ditched.

"We signed it, both the United States and France."

"We should not abandon it without having something substantial and more substantial instead. That's why France will not leave the JCPOA, because we signed it," he added.

Macron, however, vowed that Iran will "never" be allowed to develop atomic weapons.

"Our objective is clear. Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapons. Not now. Not in five years. Not in 10 years. Never," Macron said.

For his part, US President Donald Trump has often vowed to pull his country out of the 2015 pact between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries, which was negotiated under his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Back in January, Trump said it was the last time he was extending the sanctions relief for Iran as part of the nuclear agreement, giving the European signatories a May 12 deadline to fix what he claimed to be the "flaws" in the agreement or he would refuse to waive those bans.

Relatively, Iran repeatedly warned that any failure to respect the multinational agreement would have grave consequences, stressing that there is no alternative to the nuclear accord.

Elsewhere in his remarks, Macron warned against a trade "war" between allies and asked for a free and fair global trade.

His remarks came as US trade sanctions on European steel and aluminum will enter into force in coming weeks unless Trump agrees to sign a waiver.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

26-04-2018 | 08:28

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