All eyes on Macron’s U.S. visit to salvage Iran deal

Apr 24, 2018, 7:18 AM EDT
French President Emmanuel Macron said there is no alternative to the Iran deal.
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The world leaders are looking up to French President Emmanuel Macron’s state visit to the U.S. to salvage the Iran nuclear deal, which President Donald Trump describes as “terribly flawed.”

Macron remarked in an interview that there is no alternative to the deal that puts restrictions on Tehran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief, notes Reuters.

Amid Trump’s threat of scrapping the Iran deal, if it’s not fixed by mid-May, Russia and China have extended “unwavering support” to the agreement, urging the leaders to back the draft statement at a U.N. non-proliferation conference in Geneva.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that Moscow and Beijing will thwart any attempt to “sabotage” the Iran deal, writes Arab News.