US President Donald Trump told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron here that he believed the Paris climate agreement was "badly negotiated" and was unfair to Washington. "Because it is a good deal, essential to peace at a time where the risk of an infernal spiral can not be excluded", Macron said.
But it also underscores just how simple-minded Trump's view of foreign policy is.
"We should also fight against the financing of terrorism". "We will try to surpass the French. That's important", Macron told CNN.
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Addressing the General Assembly, Netanyahu, who vehemently opposes the deal with Iran, called Tehran's nuclear ambitions a "dark shadow" and said its rulers "vow to destroy my country".
Paris is trying to set up an global contact group on Syria to revive stalled peace talks in Geneva, but Trump's anti-Iran stance has partly complicated those efforts.
During his United Nations address earlier on Monday, Trump again bashed the P5+1 (US, Russia, UK, France, China - plus Germany and the European Union) agreement with Tehran, which was signed under the Obama administration, describing it as an "embarrassment to the US". "I mean, we're going to be showing our military", he added. "Every time we have forgotten this and tried to get a short-term satisfactory solution without a diplomatic roadmap we failed and that was the case in Iraq and Libya", Macron said.
Trump was in Paris in July for the 100th anniversary of the United States' entering World War I. He saw thousands of troops marching down the Champs-Élysées, including, according to Politico, armored personnel carriers, tanks, missile launchers and dozens of military planes and helicopters. The IAEA says its inspectors have found Iran in technical compliance with the restrictions imposed on its nuclear program, but it is for the deal signatories to decide if the accord is broken. I will make it live. In contrast to Trump, Macron tried to carve for himself a role as the world's loudest voice for negotiations on a range of issues, as well as the foremost leader on one of the most critical global problems: climate change.