Macron says Trump is likely to pull out of Iran nuclear deal

Washington (French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday that he would expect US President Donald Trump to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal based on his past statements while stressing he does not know what Trump will decide on May 12, news agencies reported.

I don't know what the American decision will be but the rational analysis of all President Trump's statements does not lead me to believe that he will do everything to stay in the JCPOA (Iranian nuclear deal), Macron told a news conference.

Macron conceded he had probably failed in his attempt during a three-day visit to Washington to persuade Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, describing US flip-flopping on international agreements as insane.

The French president had hoped to convince his US counterpart to continue to waive sanctions on Iran, as agreed by the 2015 nuclear deal, in which Tehran agreed to accept strict curbs on its nuclear activities.

Macron offered Trump the prospect of negotiations on a new complementary deal that would address Iran's missile development and its military intervention in the Middle East. But speaking to US reporters before leaving Washington, he said: My view � I don't know what your president will decide � is that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons.

Noting that Trump had also pulled Washington out of the Paris climate change accord � another commitment of the Obama administration � Macron said such frequent changes in the US position on global issues can work in the short term but it's very insane in the medium to long-term.

Source: International Islamic News Agency