President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron talk in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, April 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Trump, who announced weeks ago that he would withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, said Macron reinforced the idea of a potential Iranian takeover of territory liberated from Daesh (ISIS).Macron told Trump that together, the U.S. and France would defeat terrorism, curtail weapons of mass destruction in North Korea and Iran and act together on behalf of the planet, a reference to Macron's work to revive the role of the U.S. in the Paris climate accord.As for Iran, Trump was asked by reporters if he might be willing to stay in the Iran agreement. Speaking before Trump's comments with Macron, Zarif added that Iran would no longer be bound by the deal's international obligations.During the news conference, Macron added that he and Trump discussed pursuing a "new agreement" with Iran on the broader regional concerns, including Syria.U.S. military and intelligence officials have urged Trump not to pull out of the agreement, arguing it has halted Iran's nuclear program.
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