Emmanuel Macron's visit to Russia: French president to discuss Iran nuclear deal, economic ties with Vladimir Putin

Having failed to persuade US president Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French president Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

AP May 24, 2018 12:32:34 IST
Emmanuel Macron's visit to Russia: French president to discuss Iran nuclear deal, economic ties with Vladimir Putin

Paris: Having failed to persuade US president Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear accord, French president Emmanuel Macron is reaching out to Russian president Vladimir Putin.

Emmanuel Macrons visit to Russia French president to discuss Iran nuclear deal economic ties with Vladimir Putin

File image of French president Emmanuel Macron and Russian president Vladimir Putin. AP

Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday amid deep differences with Putin over Syria, Ukraine and alleged Russian meddling abroad. But both men want to salvage the Iranian nuclear deal.

Macron's aides insist he is not cosying up to Putin, or seeking to pivot away from France's longstanding alliance with the US

Rather, they say Macron wants to keep a dialogue open to help solve world crises. And the Iran issue marks the first time that Russia, France and Germany agree on such a major matter in years.

Macron and Putin will also discuss economic ties despite sanctions over Russia's annexation of Crimea.

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