Opening Speech by the President of the Republic, Emmanuel Macron (Excerpts)

September 13, 2017

Weapon Program: 

  • Nuclear
  • Missile


Iran's Nuclear Program 
With this in mind, I want to confirm here, very clearly, France’s commitment to the Vienna agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme, which I hope will be strictly complied with. The agreement - and I say this in the presence of Laurent Fabius - was improved thanks to France’s intervention, and especially his intervention, when it was being negotiated. There’s no alternative to the nuclear non-proliferation system, and in this regard we’ll be implacable on its implementation.

But the framework of that agreement is the right one: it may be built on by work for the post-2025 period, by essential work on the use of ballistic missiles, but in the situation we’re experiencing, the 2015 agreement is what enables us to establish a constructive and stringent relationship with Iran.