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US, France call for ‘new nuclear deal’ with Iran

US and France have called for a new nuclear deal with Iran.

US President Donald Trump, who is sceptical of a nuclear accord that was struck between the world powers and Iran in 2015, discussed the issue with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron in Washington yesterday.

Mr Trump spoke about doing a much bigger deal, adding that any new agreement must be built on solid foundations. Mr Macron said, a new pact must cover Iran’s ballistic missile programme and its role in the Middle East.

The US President has been threatening to reject an extension of the Obama-era nuclear pact. Iran has warned of severe consequences if the US withdrew from the deal. The 2015 deal provides for curbs to Iran’s nuclear programme in exchange for relief from financial sanctions.

Source: AIR