Report: Trump, Rouhani agreed to French plan

Iranian president agrees to, then backs out of, agreement with US brokered by French president at the UN.

Gary Willig ,

Hassan Rouhani
Hassan Rouhani

US President Donald Trump his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani agreed on a four-point plan presented by French President Emmanuel Macron at the United Nations last month, Politico reported. However, Rouhani refused to meet with Trump after the American president refused to first delcare the lifting of all sanctions on Iran.

The document called on Iran to agree to "never acquire a nuclear weapon" and “fully comply with its nuclear obligations and commitments and will accept a negotiation on a long-term framework for its nuclear activities.”

In addition, Iran was called upon to “refrain from any aggression and will seek genuine peace and respect in the region through negotiations."

The US would agree to lift all sanctions imposed on Iran since 2017 and that Iran would enjoy the "full ability to export its oil and freely use its revenues."

French officials stated that Iran's ballistic missile program would be included in the Islamic Republic's obligations even though the document does not refer specifically to the pr