Macron Addresses Congress Amid Bid To Save Iran Deal

While that comment brought bipartisan lawmakers to their feet - including House Speaker Paul Ryan and Vice President Mike Pence behind the French leader - his next point was more divisive in the chamber.

"We signed it at the initiative of the United States", he said, "we should not abandon it without having something more substantial instead".

Iran's president has ruled out any changes or additions to the 2015 nuclear deal, in response to French efforts to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the landmark agreement. Dresses for state level events are allowed to be gifted by the designer to be worn at the occasion and then are the property of the National Archives. "That is the message Macron may deliver before a joint session of Congress on Wednesday and German Chancellor Angela Merkel will likely reiterate the point when she arrives in Washington later in the week".

Macron, who has built a warm rapport with Trump, has positioned himself as an emissary for European officials seeking a compromise that allows Trump to claim a public victory while keeping the deal intact.

"I don't know what your president will decide - but that he will get rid of this deal on his own, for domestic reasons", Macron told CBS News "Face the Nation" host Margaret Brennan and others after a student town hall at The George Washington University in D.C.

Trump has said he would announce his decision on whether to remain in the deal on May 12. Macron said those values reinforce the need to refrain from isolationist sentiment. "It is written almost with the assumption that Iran would try to cheat".

And is that the French president has fundamental differences with Trump that are inevitable.

"You can play with fear and anger for a time, but they do not construct anything", Macron said, a not-so-subtle nod to Trump's use of fear and anger in his political rhetoric.

Trump has threatened to withdraw from the Obama-era agreement that limits Iran's nuclear capabilities.

Macron also touched upon Iran, saying Wednesday the country must not be allowed to ever obtain nuclear weapons. Memorial, Macron said with a smile that he does not expect Trump to rejoin the Paris accord, but does expect that America will.

Iranian President Hassan Rohani has voiced doubts about the legitimacy of demands for a fresh nuclear agreement between world powers and Tehran, after the leaders of the United States and France called for a "new" deal.