Contents tagged with Macron

  • Macron and Putin discuss Iran nuclear program

    French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed Iran’s nuclear program during a recently-held telephone conversation, as reported by the French President’s Press Office reported on this development.

    “The Presidents expressed their common desire to preserve the achievement of the 2015 agreement on Iran's nuclear energy,” said the statement.

    Macron also stressed that discussions regarding control of Iranian nuclear activity after 2025, Iran’s missile program, and …

  • Macron advises not to show weakness with Putin

    French President Emmanuel Macron stated in an interview with Fox News Sunday that he sees Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “strong man” and advised not to be naïve when working with him.

    “I think he’s a very strong man, he’s a strong president,” Macron commented. “He wants a great Russia. People are proud with of policy. He is extremely tough with minorities and his opponents,” Macron said, adding that he does not share Putin’s views on democracy. “He’s strong and smart—but don’t be naïve. …

  • Macron: US and allies must stay in Syria after defeating ISIS

    France, the US and their allies must remain in the Syrian Arab Republic after ISIS has been defeated “in order to build a new Syria” and limit Iran’s influence, said French President Emmanuel Macron.

    “Even after the end of the war against ISIS, the US, France and our allies, all of the countries of the region, even Russia and Turkey, will play an important role in the creation of a new Syria. But of course, it is the Syrian nation that will determine the future,” Macron said in an interview …

  • Macron: France convinced Trump to limit targets in Syria strike

    During an interview with BFM TV, French President Emmanuel Macron said that it was France that convinced US President Donald Trump to limit the strike it inflicted against facilities in Syria.

    "We convinced Trump to limit the targets of the strikes only to sites with chemical weapons capacity," he said.

    According to Macron, the US media and Trump’s Twitter initially used more aggressive rhetoric.  

    He also noted that Paris earlier persuaded Washington to stay in Syria.

    "Ten days ago, …

  • Macron congratulates French military for 'perfectly conducted' strike on Syria

    President Emmanuel Macron said in an interview with the television channel BFMTV on April 15 that the French military "perfectly conducted" its recent operation in Syria.

    "Three chemical weapon production points were our [intended targets]; we successfully completed our objectives on the military side," said Macron.

    "First of all, I want to thank our soldiers and our army. The operation was conducted perfectly," the French president stressed.

    When asked whether he still plans to attend a …

  • French President Macron to visit Russia

    French President Emmanuel Macron will visit Russia in late May, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in an interview with French television channel BFMTV, Deutsche Welle reports.

    A joint military operation of the United States, Great Britain and France conducted in Syria on Saturday night would not interfere with the planned trip, the minister said. Earlier, Macron received an invitation from Russian President Vladimir Putin to visit the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, …

  • Poroshenko, Merkel, Macron to meet in Germany in May

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron plan to meet in May in the German city of Aachen, Mrs. Merkel announced at a briefing on April 10.

    “The Ukrainian President will be in Aachen and we might have a meeting,” she said to journalists regarding the possibility of a meeting in the Normandy Four format in Aachen. “We’ve already discussed this. Mr. Macron will be there too, and myself. But this of course will not be a meeting of …

  • Macron and Trump exchange information 'confirming' chemical attack in Syria

    US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged information that “confirmed the use of chemical weapons” in Syria during a phone call. This was announced in a statement published on the official website of the Élysée Palace.

    “They also agreed to coordinate their actions and initiatives in the UN Security Council on Monday, April 9, in New York, for discussion of the non-compliance with resolution 2401 and repeated use of chemical weapons. All of the guilty parties will …

  • Macron calls on Putin to put pressure on Damascus

    During a telephone conversation between French President Emmanuel Macron and Russian President Vladimir Putin, Macron urged Putin to use “all his influence” on Syrian authorities to end armed conflict, according to a report from the Elysee Palace on April 6.

    Macron noted that only a ceasefire will be able to protect the civilian population, resume the negotiation process and prevent the strengthening of the “Islamic State.” The AFP news agency reports that Macron previously appealed to Putin …

  • Ukrainian President speaks about Merkel and Macron’s pressure on Putin

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said that the leaders of the Normandy Four countries – himself, German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Emmanuel Macron – pressurized Russian President Vladimir Putin to agree to establish a truce in the Donbas for Easter. Poroshenko mentioned this during a meeting with inhabitants of Volnovakha, 112 Ukraine reports.

    He called the truce as necessary as “air” and said that it is a condition for introducing peacekeepers in the Donbas. The …