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Macron discusses Iran, DPRK with Trump over phone

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-01-12 09:40

French President Emmanuel Macron speaks during a southern European Union nations meeting in Rome, Italy Jan 10, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

PARIS -- French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday held talks with US President Donald Trump via telephone, in which they discussed issues related to Iran and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the Elysee Palace.

In his conversation with Trump, Macron reiterated "the determination of France to support the strict implementation of the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement and the importance of it being respected by all signatories," the president's office said in a press release.

"The proper implementation of the agreement should be accompanied by a strengthened dialogue with Iran on its ballistic program and its regional policy, in order to guarantee improved stability in the Middle East," it quoted Macron as saying.

In addition, Macron hailed the recent talks between DPRK and South Korea as "a positive signal".

"The continuation of the firm policy of the United Nations Security Council will bring about a political solution and move towards the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula," the French president told his US counterpart.

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