Macron discusses Iran, N.Korea with Trump over phone

French President Emmanuel Macron

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

In his conversation on Thursday, Macron has reiterated “the determination of France to support the strict implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and the importance of it being respected by all signatories,” the President’s office said in a press release.

“The agreement should be accompanied by a strengthened dialogue with Iran on its ballistic program and its regional policy, in order to guarantee improved stability in the Middle East,” it quoted Macron as saying.

In addition, Macron hailed the “historic” talks between North and South Korea as “a positive signal”, Xinhua news agency reported.

“The continuation of the firm policy of the UN Security Council will bring about a political solution and move towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula,” Macron told Trump.