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France's Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal
September 20, 2017 / 3:19 PM / a month ago

France's Macron says mistake to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

French President Emmanuel Macron attends a U.N. Security Council meeting at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said it would be a mistake to pull out of the 2015 nuclear pact between Iran and world powers after the Trump administration indicated it had objections to aspects of the deal.

“According to me we have to keep the 2015 agreement because it was a good one,” Macron told reporters at the United Nations.

“It would be a mistake to annul the nuclear agreement without anything else,” he said, and declined to say whether U.S. president Donald Trump had told him of his decision on whether to keep the United States as a party to the accord.

Reporting by John Irish and Michelle Nichols; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; editing by Grant McCool

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