Macron: There's no alternative to Iran nuclear deal

In a message to Trump, French President says Iran nuclear deal allows constructive and demanding dialogue with Iran.

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French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said there was no alternative to the 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and world powers aimed at curbing the country’s nuclear program, Reuters reported.

In a message aimed at U.S. President Donald Trump Macron told French ambassadors that the agreement was good.

“There is no alternative to the regime on nuclear non-proliferation,” he said, adding, “In the context of what we are living through, the 2015 agreement is what allows us establish a constructive and demanding dialogue with Iran.”

U.S. President Donald Trump has been a vocal critic of the Iran nuclear deal, which was signed during the term of the Obama administration, describing it as “the worst deal I’ve ever seen negotiated”.

While Trump's administration recently confirmed that Iran is adhering to the nuclear agreement it signed with world powers in 2015, Trump and other officials in the administration have stressed that the President still has reservations about the deal.

Trump recently said Iran had failed to live up to the spirit of the nuclear deal. Iran’s Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, in turn accused Trump of showing "bad faith" over the accord.

EU member countries Britain, France and Germany remain firm backers of the agreement and have criticized the Trump administration for threatening to scrap it.