October 13, 2017 / 7:25 PM / 7 days ago

Macron assures Iran's Rouhani of France's commitment to nuclear deal

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron assured Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday of France’s commitment to the 2015 Iranian nuclear deal, Macron’s office said.

French President Emmanuel Macron stands outside the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau

Macron told Rouhani that the U.S. decision not to certify the agreement would not end it and that France and its European partners would keep carrying out their commitments in regard to the deal, a statement said.

Macron also spelled out in a phone conversation the conditions Iran must comply with, including strict respect of the deal.

Reporting by Ingrid Melander and John Irish

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