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Macron to Ask Trump to Remove Some Iran Sanctions to Spur Talks

Emmanuel Macron in Tokyo on June 27.

Emmanuel Macron in Tokyo on June 27.

Photographer: Ludovic Marin/AFP via Getty Images

French President Emmanuel Macron said he’ll seek to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to reconsider some elements of his “maximum pressure” policy on Iran in order to give talks a chance.

“I’d like to convince Trump to open a window and give negotiations a chance, maybe to go back on some decisions, maybe on sanctions” and then to work out a way to negotiate the nuclear issue, Macron told reporters in Japan, where he’s attending a Group of 20 summit.