President Trump Plans To Honor Campaign Pledge To Withdraw From Iran Nuke Deal, French President Macron Confirms

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 24: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) and French President Emmanuel Macron (R) participate in a state arrival ceremony at the South Lawn of the White House April 24, 2018 in Washington, DC. Trump is hosting Macron for a two-day official visit that includes dinner at George Washington's Mount Vernon, a tree planting on the White House South Lawn, an Oval Office meeting, a joint news conference and a state dinner. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Trump still plans on ending the controversial nuclear deal with Iran enacted by Barack Obama, French President Emmanuel Macron said.

Iranian leaders say they will retaliate if President Trump follows through, though what that means isn’t yet clear.

According to Politico:

“French President Emmanuel Macron said Donald Trump appeared likely to withdraw from a nuclear accord with Iran based on his conversations with the US president in the United States this week.

On the second day of Macron’s state visit, Trump called the Obama-era nuclear deal a “nightmare” that “should never have been negotiated,” wrongfooting his guest who wanted to convince the US president to maintain it.

“I can hear. I seemed to constantly hear that he (Trump) had no serious desire to maintain or defend” the agreement,” Macron told journalists late Wednesday before leaving the United States. “I consider that it’s a campaign pledge he made long ago … I don’t know. Rational analysis does not lead me to think he will stay in the deal.”