French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday delivered an impassioned call for multilateralism and U.S. engagement in the world, saying it was "an essential part of our confidence in the future".
Walking hand in hand, kisses from cheek to cheek, effusive praise.
"I don't know what the American decision will be but the rational analysis of all President Trump's statements does not lead me to believe that he will do everything to stay in the JCPOA [Iranian nuclear deal]", Macron told a news conference at the conclusion of his three-day state visit.
He gave an impassioned speech in which he reminded Congress that the United States "invented this multilateralism" and now needed to help preserve it.
"I'm not like Obama, where you have Kerry, who's the worst negotiator I've ever seen.
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Iran will not accept a nuclear deal with no benefits for us", Velayati told journalists. "But we should not abandon it without having something more substantial instead".
On Iran, he repeated his support for the nuclear trade deal and outlined a four-part solution to Trump's concerns about the deal and Iranian expansionism in the Middle East. The President has to decide by May 12, the deadline to extend a waiver on sanctions, a key plank of USA obligations under the deal.
"This new initiative is a very important complement to the two existing initiatives [the Astana and the Geneva process - TASS] we have to take into consideration", Macron explained.
Mr Macron said humans are "killing our planet" and added: "Let us face it: There is no Planet B".
Macron was loudly cheered by Democrats while some passages drew only sparse applause from the Republicans. Afterward, Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said Macron's call for global engagement was timely.
Trump has called the deal "ridiculous" and has threatened to walk out of it, while French President Emmanuel Macron seeks to negotiate.
French President Emmanuel Macron received a warm, three-minute standing ovation from U.S. lawmakers Wednesday before delivering - in English - a rare address to Congress, urging America to help "reinvent multilateralism". "This is a great honor and seldom allowed to be done.he will be GREAT!"
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Here are other highlights from Macron's speech, and what they could mean for the relationship between France and the U.S.
The French president urged the USA against "closing the door to the world", stating it would not "stop the evolution of the world".
The others would address the period after 2025, when certain clauses concerning nuclear activities will sunset; Tehran's highly controversial ballistic missile program; and its "destabilizing" role in the region.
Pulling out of the Iran agreement would also raise questions over how Trump could coerce North Korea into giving up its nuclear weapons. John Kerry negotiated the final deal with Iran in spring 2015, even as global weapons inspectors raised concerns about their ability to properly inspect and verify Iranian military sites.
Trump sees three defects in the 2015 deal: a failure to address Iran's ballistic missile program; the terms under which global inspectors can visit suspect Iranian nuclear sites; and "sunset" clauses under which key limits on the Iranian nuclear program start to expire after 10 years.
Lawmakers are widely expected, for example, to change the frequency with which Trump has to report to Congress that Iran is complying with the pact. The last foreign leader to address a joint meeting was Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016.
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