Trump accuses Macron of sending mixed signals to Iran

2019-08-09 02:32:53 GMT2019-08-09 10:32:53(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday accused French President Emmanuel Macron of sending "mixed signals" to Iran on behalf of the United States.

"Iran is in serious financial trouble. They want desperately to talk to the U.S., but are given mixed signals from all of those purporting to represent us, including President Macron of France," Trump tweeted.

"I know Emmanuel means well, as do all others, but nobody speaks for the United States but the United States itself. No one is authorized in any way, shape, or form, to represent us!" he added.

Media reported earlier this week that Macron had invited Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to attend the G7 summit at the end of this month, but a French diplomat denied the report on Wednesday.

France and other U.S.'s European allies have been attempting to save the Iran Nuclear Deal, which the Trump administration abandoned last year.

Ties between the United States and Iran have deteriorated significantly in recent months due to repeated U.S. sanctions as well as military frictions between the two countries. Enditem