US President Donald Trump on Thursday described Iran as the “undisputed champion of terrorism” with its military involvement in some 14 disputed sites around the world, including Syria and Yemen.
“Iran has failed as a nation,” Trump told reporters during bilateral talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in the French city of Caen, quoted by CNN. “I understand that economic sanctions on Iran are exceptionally strong. Resort to negotiations, and I also want negotiations, but what I do not want is Iran’s possession of nuclear weapons .. I think the French president will agree with me strongly on this point“He said.
Macron said that there are a number of objectives that can be shared with the United States on the Iran issue. First, to ensure that Iran does not have nuclear weapons, secondly to reduce the ballistic activities of Tehran and thirdly curb its regional activity,.
“In order to achieve this, we have to start negotiations and I think that the speech delivered by President Trump today is very important and we need to start negotiating for this goal,” Macron said.
Trump is currently in France to mark the 75th anniversary of the largest maritime landing in history in the French Normandy region to liberate Europe from Nazi Germany during the Second World War.