After Zarif meeting, UN chief says Iran nuclear deal can be improved

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There was no immediate reaction from the White House afterward to Macron's speech.

"I'm sure we can work together to fulfill with you the ambitions of the global compact on the environment", he added.

"And I'm sure one day, the United States would come back and join the Paris agreement". Afterward, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said Macron's call for global engagement was timely.

Mr Macron warned against withdrawing from the world in fear. Mr Trump withdrew the USA from the Paris Agreement to curb global warming soon after taking office, and has vowed to use tariffs to fight for fair and reciprocal trade. The 2014-15 talks by the U.S., Iran, Russia, China and European powers brought an end to a years-long crisis as Iran enriched uranium amid fears it would seek a nuclear bomb.

He called on the U.S. not to close the door to the world.

Macron said he believed he had persuaded Trump that his hopes for ending U.S. involvement in Syria would create new problems.

"This requires more than ever the United States' involvement, as your role was decisive in creating and safeguarding the free world".

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In a wide-ranging speech punctuated with standing ovations, Mr Macron hailed the "unbreakable bonds" of the special relationship between France and the United States.

Iran has the support of all other parties to the accord, who say it is working and that Teheran has stuck to its commitments.

"Iran shall never possess any nuclear weapons", he said as the chamber rose with applause.

Capping a three-day visit to the United States, France's Macron told a joint meeting of Congress that the 2015 deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), was not ideal but must remain in place until a replacement was forged. "We can work on a more comprehensive deal". "Not now, not in five years, not in 10 years, never".

"Whatever the decision of the United States will be, we will not leave the floor to the actions of rogues".

"We are living in a time of anger and fear" because of "global threats", Macron told lawmakers.

"This is an accord I want to be part of, and so if we're willing to address that squarely, I think there's going to be a lot of interest", Cassidy said.

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We signed it, both the United States and France.

President Macron began and ended his speech by referencing the lasting friendship enjoyed by the U.S. and France. "It's too early to tell if we'll be able to reach an agreement with the Europeans. It may happen, like in all families", Macron said. Macron said humans are "killing our planet" and added: "Let us face it: There is no Planet B". A year ago he dramatically pulled the United States out of the Paris Climate Accord.

He also took direct aim at the scourge of "fake news", warning that lies disseminated online threaten freedoms worldwide. "What Macron was saying yesterday sounded new, because he explained the problem differently", said Behnam Ben Taleblu, a research fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a Washington think tank that is hawkish on Iran.

He also warned against "terrorist propaganda that spreads its fanaticism on the Internet".

And when the French President finished his remarks, the leaders shook hands, clasped hands and then patted hands, before pulling each other close for another partial hug. "And you can mark it down", Trump said.

Speaking of the tilt towards trade protectionism that Washington has been increasingly interested in, Macron defended globalization against nationalism.

"We decided with President Donald Trump to work on a new comprehensive deal".

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