President Trump is open for diplomacy with Iran after French President Emmanuel Macron flew in Iran’s foreign minister to a G-7 Summit in an effort to reduce US-Iranian tensions.
EU leaders want to ‘tamp down‘ down the confrontation between Iran and the United States since President Trump pulled Washington out of the multinational Y 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran and reimposed extreme sanctions on the Iranian economy.
President Macron has spent the Summer working to create conditions for a pause to bring the 2 sides back to the negotiating table.
His efforts turn positive Sunday when Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif flew to the French seaside town of Biarritz where the G-7 leaders were meeting.
FM Zarif held talks with Mr. Macron and British and German officials before returning home. Mr. Macron’s gamble with FM Zarif appears to have worked out, as President Trump Monday endorsed the French President’s initiative.
While President Trump reaffirmed Washington’s goal of extracting farther-reaching security concessions from Iran, he told reporters at the Summit he wanted to see “a really good Iran, really strong, we’re not looking for regime change.
“I knew Zarif was coming in and I respected the fact that he was coming in. We are looking to make Iran rich again, let them be rich, let them do well, if they want,” President Trump said.