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French MFA responds to Trump's charges on Macron's interference to Iran-U.S. relations

France does not need any permissions to achieve de-escalation on Iran issue
08:55, 10 August 2019

Minister of Foreign Affairs of France Jean-Yves Le Drian
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Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian stated: "On Iran, France speaks with total sovereignty." This statement was made by the Chief of French diplomatics responding to the accusations of U.S. President Donald Trump who believed that French President Emmanuel Macron had interfered with the U.S.-Iran relations, as Radio Liberty reported. 

"France commits strongly to peace and security in the region and commits to enabling de-escalation. France requires no authorization to do so... France is true to the Vienna Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which blocks nuclear proliferation. It is true to its signature, as are the other signatories of the JCPOA, apart from the United States, and firmly asks Iran to resume compliance with its obligations," Le Drian emphasized.

Donald Trump accused Emmanuel Macron of giving "mixed signals" to Tehran about possible negotiations. 

"Iran is in serious financial trouble. They want desperately to talk to the U.S., but are given mixed signals from all of those purporting to represent us, including President Macron of France. I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself. No one is authorized in any way, shape, or form, to represent us!" the U.S. President wrote on his Twitter. 

Trump did not clarify what he was exactly talking about, but he noted that nobody can "speak for the United States but the United States itself". 

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