Macron hopes to convince Trump to drop some Iran sanctions

Macron hopes to convince Trump to drop some Iran sanctions

French President Emmanuel Macron said he will try to convince U.S. President Donald Trump to suspend some sanctions on Iran to allow for negotiations to de-escalate the crisis in the region.

"I want to convince Trump that it is in his interest to re-open a negotiation process (and) go back on certain sanctions to give negotiations a chance," Macron told reporters on the train from Tokyo to Kyoto.

He will meet his U.S. counterpart on the sidelines of the G20 summit this weekend. Macron added the idea would be to begin a discussion and set up the parameters of talks ranging from Iran’s nuclear activities to its wider role in the region.

"We’d give ourselves a few months," Reuters cited the French leader as saying.

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