In a speech to the UN General Assembly, French President Emmanuel Macron called for multi-lateralism and for countries to stop making trade deals with those outside the Paris climate accords, namely the USA.
Trump pulled the USA out of last year saying that the Paris agreement – signed by 195 countries – unfairly penalized the USA and allowed countries like China and India to continue to pollute.
Trump also threatened Iran with even tougher sanctions, and hypocritically accused Tehran of building nuclear capable missiles, increase internal repression, finance terrorism, and fund havoc and slaughter in Syria and Yemen” through proxy forces?
While Trump celebrated the concept of sovereign nation-states and rejected “global governance,” Macron called for multi-lateralism in diplomacy and trade.
Macron on the other hand credited the deal – which granted Iran sanctions relief in exchange for a halt to its nuclear weapons program – with bringing stability to the region.
France remains party to the deal, signed between Iran, the USA, UK, France, Germany, China and Russia. Trump unilaterally withdrew the USA from the deal, which he called “a windfall” for Iran.
RT.com / ABC Flash Point News 2018.