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Iran 'Favors' Talks Despite Trump Snub

◢ President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Iran favors talks with the US if it lifts sanctions against the Islamic republic, despite his top diplomat turning down a meeting with US President Donald Trump. Rouhani said "peace with Iran is the mother of all peace" and "war with Iran is the mother of all wars" as he defended a landmark 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers.

France's Macron to Discuss Iran Tensions with Trump at G20

◢ French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday said he would discuss the current flare-up of tensions between Iran and the United States with President Donald Trump at this week's G20 summit in Japan. The tensions with Iran are set to loom large over the G20 meeting in Osaka later this week after the United States accused Iran of sabotaging ships.

Trump and Macron Say They Have the Same Goals on Iran

◢ U.S. President Donald Trump and his counterpart in France, Emmanuel Macron, said Thursday that they share the goal of preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons. “I don’t think the president wants to see nuclear weapons and neither do I,” Trump told reporters at a meeting with Macron in Caen, France.

Macron Wants Iran to Sell Oil, Urges Dialogue

◢ French President Emmanuel Macron said Tuesday that Iran should be allowed to keep selling oil and urged dialogue as he rejected a US push to isolate the clerical regime. Speaking to reporters after addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Macron said that Iranian sales would bring down the price of oil—a professed concern of US President Donald Trump.

Macron to Meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York: French Presidency

◢ President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday. Macron will meet Trump on Monday afternoon before having dinner with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres. On Tuesday, the French President will address the assembly and hold talks with Rouhani, an Elysee Palace official said.

Macron Walks Fine Line as Netanyahu Seeks Anti-Iran Front

◢ French President Emmanuel Macron meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday on the second leg of his European trip amid deep differences over how to contain Iran's ambitions in the Middle East. It will be the third meeting of the two leaders in Paris since last July, and while they agree on the threats posed by Tehran's missile projects and foreign interventions, they differ strongly on the response.

U.S. Trying to Move Forward After Quitting Iran Nuclear Deal

◢ After leaving the Iran nuclear deal, Washington wants to move forward by offering to build a "coalition" to counter the multiple "threats" posed by the Tehran regime—but Europeans intent on saving the 2015 accord may thwart that effort. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday will unveil a new "diplomatic roadmap" for Iran.

Macron, Rouhani to Seek 'Continued Implementation of Nuclear Deal'

◢ French President Emmanuel Macron and Iran's Hassan Rouhani agreed on Wednesday during a phone call to work toward "the continued implementation of the nuclear deal" despite the US decision to withdraw from the agreement, the French presidency said. Macron's office said France and Iran's foreign ministers would meet "without delay" for talks.

Iran Warns US It Would Regret Quitting Nuclear Deal

◢ Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned that if the United States quits the nuclear deal then Washington will regret it "like never before", as British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson scrambles to save the agreement during talks with the Trump administration Monday.

Putin, Macron Urge 'Strict' Observance of Iran Nuclear Accord: Kremlin

◢ Russian President Vladimir Putin and French leader Emmanuel Macron on Monday called for the "strict observance" of the current Iran nuclear accord, with US President Donald Trump still deciding whether to scrap the agreement. The statement was released after Macron called Putin to inform him of his talks with Trump in the United States.

Europe Backs Iran Deal as 'Best Way' to Counter Nuclear Threat

◢ The leaders of Britain, France and Germany have reiterated their commitment to the Iran nuclear deal "as the best way of neutralizing the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran", Downing Street said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May talked by phone with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday and Sunday.

'No Decision' by Trump on Iran Nuclear Deal: Bolton

◢ US President Donald Trump has not decided whether or not to scrap the Iran nuclear deal, US National Security Advisor John Bolton said Sunday. Trump has called the existing accord "insane" and "ridiculous," in part because its restrictions start to expire in 2025.

France's Macron Pessimistic About Future of Iran Nuclear Pact

◢ Donald Trump may well pull out of the Iran nuclear deal for domestic political reasons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, after he and his American counterpart held talks addressing the agreement's future. Macron told US media that while he did not know specifically what Trump will decide, he believes the US leader "will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons." 

Trump, Macron Call for 'New' Nuclear Deal with Iran

◢ US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron called for a "new" deal with Iran Tuesday, looking beyond disagreements over a landmark nuclear accord that still hangs in the balance. Trump laid transatlantic divisions bare during a visit by the French president, pillorying a three-year old agreement designed to curb Iran's nuclear program.

Can Macron's White House Visit Save the Iran Deal?

◢ French President Emmanuel Macron seems to have developed some kind of rapport with his American counterpart Donald Trump. But will their apparent bond prove productive as European capitals struggle to save the Iran nuclear deal from Trump's impulsive wrath? The idea will be tested Monday when the young French leader begins a state visit in Washington.