Over the phone of Saturday evening, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about the nuclear deal with Iran, warning the French leader to take Washington’s ultimatum regarding the agreement seriously.







Netanyahu and Macron

Netanyahu and Macron Photo Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke with French President Emmanuel Macron about regional matters on Saturday evening. The Iranian nuclear deal was among the topics that the two discussed during the conversation.

Netanyahu told Macron that the agreement signatories should take US President Donald Trump’s statements about the deal seriously. On Friday, Trump announced that he has extended the deal for the last time, opting not to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran. Trump said that his decision will give Tehran and America’s European allies time to fix the deal’s “terrible flaws.”

“In the absence of such an agreement, the United States will not again waive sanctions in order to stay in the Iran nuclear deal,” Trump warned. “And if at any time I judge that such an agreement is not within reach, I will withdraw from the deal immediately.”

Netanyahu’s office added that the Israeli prime minister told Macron that the countries of the free world should strongly condemn the crimes committed by the Iranian regime. The Prime Minister’s Office then listed five crimes including developing ballistic missiles in violation of UN Security Council resolutions, supporting terrorism and repressing the Iranian people.