The settlement of the Iranian problem cannot be reduced to sanctions, said macron

© REUTERS / Carlo AllegriПрезидент of France Emmanuel macron, speaks at the 73rd session of the General Assembly of the United Nations in the headquarters of UN in new York, USA. 25 Sep 2018The settlement of the Iranian problem cannot be reduced to sanctions, said macron© REUTERS / Carlo Allegri

The settlement of the Iranian problem requires a long-term strategy, which should not be limited to sanctions and deterrence, said the President of France Emmanuel macron, speaking at a meeting of the UN security Council on non-proliferation.

«I believe that we need to build together to resolve this crisis long-term strategy that cannot be reduced to the policy of sanctions and containment,» said the French leader. He stressed that the Joint comprehensive plan of action «is not perfect, but it represents a decisive step» to prevent Iran to own nuclear weapons.

«Despite the fact that a serious crisis of confidence was generated by the introduction of new US extraterritorial sanctions, Tehran continues to honor its obligations,» said macron.

The President of the United States Donald trump announced in may that Washington is out of agreement with Iran on its nuclear program. Trump also announced the restoration of all sanctions against Iran including secondary, that is, against other countries doing business with Iran. Other members of the six opposed this step of the United States. The remaining nuclear deal the state develop measures that will protect the companies from us sanctions for cooperating with Iran.

Once again, the U.S. has enacted on August 7 some of the sanctions against Iran. More substantial sanctions, which will cover the export of petroleum products will come into force on 5 November. The EU does not recognize the re-introduction of US sanctions and does not allow European companies to run them, however, companies in the EU is still the de facto curtail business with Iran, fearing American secondary sanctions.The settlement of the Iranian problem cannot be reduced to sanctions, said macron© RIA Novosti / Vitaly Podwyzki normal Flight

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