"I deplore the USA decision, and I continue dialogue with President Trump because I am convinced that in the end he will see that it is in the interest of Americans to be a part of the Paris climate pact".
Trump, in his speech, slashed Iran, calling the Iran nuclear deal an "embarrassment to the United States".
French president defends his decision to grant interview to U.S. media before French outlets. In contrast to Trump, Macron tried to carve for himself a role as the world's loudest voice for negotiations on a range of issues, as well as the foremost leader on one of the most critical global problems: climate change. As an European Union country and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, France has been a vocal supporter of the nuclear agreement. He railed against North Korean President Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man on a suicide mission".
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"France suggests holding in 2018 a conference on fighting terrorism on the internet", he said in his address to the UN General Assembly.
"That President Trump thinks that this agreement is not ideal and doesn't protect enough is an argument that I can hear, but I asked him what was his alternative proposal". Rouhani rejected this, condemning what he said was "the ignorant, absurd and hateful rhetoric filled with ridiculously baseless allegations that was uttered before this august body yesterday".
"Renouncing it would be a grave error, not respecting it would be irresponsible, because it is a good accord that is essential to peace at a time where the risk of an infernal conflagration can not be excluded", Macron said. After Rouhani, the highlights of Wednesday's second day of leader speeches at the United Nations assembly were to include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Britain's Theresa May. And between two professional appointments, the handsome also takes time to slip away to find her loved ones.