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Macron, Merkel Prepare Hard Sell for Trump on Iran Deal

  • French president to take part in first state visit Monday
  • U.K., France, Germany make coordinated pitch to preserve deal
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Bloomberg’s Kevin Cirilli discusses Macron’s visit to Washington.(Source: Bloomberg)
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French President Emmanuel Macron’s arrival in the U.S. kicks off a crucial week for European leaders in an uphill battle to convince Donald Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal.

Pressure to win over the U.S. president is growing as a potential make-or-break deadline approaches on May 12, when Trump will decide whether to extend sanctions relief for Iran or risk blowing up the accord.