French Envoy
French Envoy

France 'regrets' Trump's Iran nuke decision

ANI | Updated: May 09, 2018 17:00 IST

New Delhi [India], May 09: French Ambassador to India Alexandre Ziegler on Wednesday regretted US President Donald Trump's decision to leave Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran Nuclear deal, saying, "We will continue implementing this agreement together with our European partners."
"We regret the US decision. We will stay in the agreement. We will continue implementing this agreement together with our European partners and we will also work on a broader framework," Ziegler told ANI after attending a programme at Lycee Français de Delhi, which is a French international school in the national capital.
United States President Donald Trump on Tuesday announced the US withdrawal from the JCPOA or Iran nuclear deal.
Earlier, French President Emmanuel Macron rebuffed Trump's Iran decision while stressing that it "can put the nuclear non-proliferation regime at stake".
"France, Germany, and the UK regret the U.S. decision to leave the JCPOA. The nuclear non-proliferation regime is at stake," President Macron tweeted.

President Trump further called the Iran nuclear deal as "defective" adding that Washington would reinstate sanctions against the Islamic republic.
"President Trump is terminating the United States' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran and re-imposing sanctions lifted under the deal," the White House tweeted.
The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, France and China for lifting economic sanctions on Tehran in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme. (ANI)