US president and the first lady preparing for their first official state visit. French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife arriving for a two-day visit to Washington which is expected to focus on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal and transatlantic trade ties.
Before getting the full celebrity lane treatment and a warm welcome at the White House, Macron went for a walk to the Lincoln Memorial with his significant other Brigitte. Both the couples were scheduled to dine at Mount Vernon.
As the France President arrived at White House the Iranian government encouraged European pioneers to persuade Mr. Trump not to tear up the 2015 arrangement amongst Tehran and six world forces.
Mr. Macron said, “This visit is very important in our current context, with so many uncertainties, troubles and at times threats.”
Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Foreign Minister wrote on Twitter, “It is either all or nothing. European leaders should encourage Trump not just to stay in the nuclear deal, but more important to begin implementing his part of the bargain in good faith.”
Sarah Sanders, White House spokeswoman said, “The president has been extremely clear that he thinks it’s a bad deal. That certainly has not changed.”
France’s President stated that it would be better for both the country to protect the deal instead of getting rid of it.