Trump, Macron Agree to Continue Pressure on N. Korea

President of France Emmanuel Macron. CC 2 license from Raul Mee

President of France Emmanuel Macron. CC 2 license from Raul Mee

Paris: French President Emmanuel Macron has held talks with his United States counterpart Donald Trump on telephone, in which they discussed issues related to Iran and North Korea, according to the Elysee Palace.

Macron also reportedly urged Trump to stick with an worldwide nuclear arms deal made with Iran in 2015, which was created to ensure Iran brought a halt to activities leading to the development of nuclear arms in exchange for the lifting of economic sanctions.

He first announced this in October and under the US Iran Nuclear Agreement Act (INARA) of 2015 he is supposed to inform Congress every 90 days.

The French presidency stressed that the nuclear deal must be accompanied by reinforced dialogue with Tehran on both issues.

"The two leaders discussed President Macron's recent visit to China and committed to continue to apply pressure on North Korea until it returns to the path of denuclearization", White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said.