French Foreign Minister: Iran deal ‘not dead’, Macron to contact Rouhani

Reuters – France’s foreign minister said on Wednesday that the 2015 nuclear restraint deal with Iran was “not dead” despite Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out from the agreement, and added that French President Emmanuel Macron would speak later in the day to Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani.

“The deal is not dead. There’s an American withdrawal from the deal but the deal is still there,” the minister, Jean-Yves Le Drian, told French radio station RTL.

Le Drian’s views were echoed by those of French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire, who also told French radio that Trump’s decision on Iran was a mistake and that the United States should not consider itself as the world’s “economic policeman”.