Macron calls on EU to protect companies doing business with Iran
France urged European Union (EU) to protect firms doing business with Iran as the US moves to impose fresh sanctions on Tehran following its pullout of the 2015 nuclear deal.
“International companies with interests in many countries make their own choices according to their own interests. They should continue to have this freedom,” he said.
“But what is important is that companies and especially medium-sized companies which are perhaps less exposed to other markets, American or others, can make this choice freely,” Macron added.
On Wednesday, EU leaders attended an informal dinner in Sofia, where they agreed on a “united EU approach” to keeping the Iran nuclear deal alive after the US exit, according to a source cited as saying by AFP.
Additionally, China’s Foreign Minister Wang-Yi and his French counterpart, Jean-Yves Le Drian, met in Paris and underlined the need to preserve the Iran nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).