(September 23, 2020 / JNS) French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday in his speech at the U.N. General Assembly that America’s plan to put pressure on Iran has not succeeded.
“The maximum pressure strategy, which has been underway for several years, has not at this stage made it possible to end Iran’s destabilizing activities or to ensure that it will not be able to acquire nuclear weapons,” said Macron, according to Reuters.
“This is why France, along with its German and British partners, will maintain its demand for the full implementation of the 2015 Vienna Agreement and will not accept the violations committed by Iran,” he added.
In the latest move to increase pressure on Iran, the United States has reimposed U.N. sanctions on Iran, in addition to putting in place “new sanctions and export control measures on 27 entities and individuals connected to Iran’s proliferation networks,” according to a statement released by the White House on Monday.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told the U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that “Iran is not a bargaining chip in U.S. elections and domestic policy. … Any U.S. administration after the upcoming elections will have no choice but to surrender to the resilience of the Iranian nation,” reported Reuters.
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