French President Emmanuel Macron said that exiting the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would be catastrophic.

Iran Press/Europe: French President Emmanuel Macron, in an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24 and RFI said: “it is not sensible to leave the [2015] nuclear agreement and there is a risk of the region flaring up.”

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In Sep. 26, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the UN headquarters in New York Tuesday evening and stressed maintaining nuclear deal.

Hassan Rouhani highlighted the unilateral withdrawal of the United States from the international agreement to illegal conduct and illegality and emphasized the international community's commitment to confronting unilateralism and maintaining peace.

Rouhani met Macron at the UN headquarters in New York 

 

French President also spoke for the first time on the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who has not been seen since he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul 10 days ago.

Calling Khashoggi’s disappearance "very serious", Macron demanded "the whole truth and clarity."

French President said that he would discuss the issue with the Saudi and Turkish leaders "in the coming days".

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In Oct. 11, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee's top senators penned a letter to US President Donald Trump pressing him to consider imposing sanctions on Saudi Arabia, in relation to alleged murder of Saudi dissident journalist, Jamal Khashoggi.

Initial reports have suggested Khashoggi was killed inside the consulate and his body disposed of or transported elsewhere afterward, but these reports have yet to be confirmed.

Pressed on France's trade ties with Saudi Arabia, Macron rejected the idea that Paris is beholden to Riyadh.

“Politics prevails over business interests,” the French leader said, insisting "it is incorrect to state that Saudi Arabia is important economically to France in any area."

Macron went on to say that France, “is not one of the weapon suppliers to Saudi Arabia in the conflict in Yemen.”

Saudi Arabia, with America's full support, has been involved in a brutal military aggression and invasion of Yemen since March 2015.

The United Arab Emirates is also heavily involved in the war of aggression against Yemen, being a partner of Saudi Arabia.

According to UNICEF, since the beginning of the intervention led by Saudi Arabia and its' allies in Yemen in 2015, about 2,400 children have been killed and 3,600 maimed in Yemen.

Saudi Arabia has been using the precision-guided weapons provided by Washington to strike the civilian targets in Yemen.

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Oct 13, 2018 14:24 Asia/Tehran
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