Former national security adviser and possible criminal Susan Rice was furious with President Trump over his ‘immature’ speech to the UN. She felt it would be an ineffective way to change anything. But France showed that she was wrong.
“We could begin a process of dialogue on what comes next after the deal. But we can’t do that when hurling threats, when threatening to walk out, when acting like a spoiled child at the dinner table,” said Rice.
“So opening that relationship, having that dialogue, working with those on our side who want to negotiate the Iran Deal to think about what may come afterwards is very useful. But we can only do that effectively in the context of upholding our obligations to stay in the deal as long as Iran is complying — which it is,” said Rice.
However, after Trump’s speech, France’s President Emmanuel Macron joined Trump’s side. “Is this agreement enough? No. It is not, given the evolution of the regional situation and increasing pressure that Iran is exerting on the region, and given increased activity by Iran on the ballistic level since the accord,” said Macron in an interview.
“I don’t think this Iran deal, this nuclear deal with Iran, is (the be-all and end-all) of everything to do with Iran. If President Trump considers it is not sufficient, I do agree with that,” said Macron to CNN.