Speaking before a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday, French president Emmanuel Macron reiterated that Paris wants to work on a new nuclear deal with Iran, which as we discussed earlier prompted confusion and anger among his European allies, and that France is not going to withdraw from the Iranian nuclear deal, also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, which was signed in 2015 by president Obama and remains his landmark foreign policy achievement.

He noted that Paris wanted to work on a new nuclear deal with Iran that would include international players like Russia and Turkey.

It is also the reason why Europe – which has found a cheap source of oil in Tehran – has been fighting hard to preserve the deal.

“This requires — more than ever — the United States' involvement as your role was decisive for creating and guarding today's free world.

Trump has yet to respond.

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