Defending the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Macron further said that Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapons, adding that the existing framework worked to control Tehran's nuclear activity. He also dismissed US President Donald Trump as a "tradesman" not qualified to comment on global treaties.
French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday that it's his "bet" that President Donald Trump will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. However, he has declined to say whether he will withdraw the U.S.by the May 12 deadline he has set. "That's why we cannot say we should get rid of it". "So the verification, what is in there, is actually pretty robust", Mattis said. "How can a merchant, a dealer, a tower construction contractor, to make decisions on international agreements?"
"The corruption of information is an attempt to corrode the very spirit of our democracies", he said.
Speaking alongside Macron on Tuesday, Trump said the JCPOA should never have been negotiated and warned, "If Iran threatens us in any way, they will pay a price like few countries have ever paid". A day after showcasing his "bromance" with the US leader, Macron, while addressing a joint meeting of Congress on Wednesday, raised differences with Washington's policies on global trade, Iran and the environment.
"We must increase monitoring and oversight of Iran's finances, which have grown significantly since the JCPOA released the sanctions". Right now, they are using the cash provided by the Obama administration to "kill people" through terror activities. He added, "Not a single sentence will be added or removed from the [JCPOA]". Macron urged the United States to understand that there is "no Planet B", that the world must work together to solve the problem or all will suffer.
"If you listen to Macron, he was saying it's missing key pillars", McSally noted on Fox News.
Iranian President Hassan Rohani has voiced doubts about the legitimacy of demands for a fresh nuclear agreement between world powers and Tehran, after the leaders of the United States and France called for a "new" deal.