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] that you're here. But we do have a very special relationship. In fact, I'll get that little piece of dandruff off.>> President Trump helping Emmanuel Macron look his best. And the French president doing his best to keep the United States from blowing up the Iran nuclear deal.
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I'm Andy Sullivan in Washington where Trump and Macron seem to be thoroughly enjoying the first official State visit of the Trump Presidency. The body language showing the strong bond these two leaders share.>> I like him a lot.>> And that personal chemistry may have a geopolitical impact.
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Macron came to Washington trying to get Trump to live with the treaty that he has vowed to rip up.>> It's insane, it's ridiculous.>> And he may have made some progress here. Trump's not committing to anything, but he's saying the two leaders are now working to make the deal stronger.
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>> France is one of several countries that also signed the 2015 agreement, which lifted sanctions on Iran in return for a promise to suspend nuclear development.>> It's a concern for me.>> Macron is pitching a new Iran deal that would strengthen the existing plan, potentially tackling Iran's ballistic missile program and its expansion in the Middle East.
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Keeping it from becoming dominant in places like Syria.>> It's not about tearing apart an agreement and have nothing. But it's about building something new that will cover all of our concerns.>> Trump has until May 12th to decide whether to stay in the deal.>> But there is a chance, and nobody knows what I'm going to do on the 12th.
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Although Mr. President, you have a pretty good idea, but we'll see. But I will say if Iran threatens us in any way, they will pay a price like a few countries have ever paid.>>
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>> There are few signs of a real breakthrough, but a mere fact that Trump is talking about building on the existing agreement could be seen as a positive sign
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>> Now, Trump's made clear that he thinks this is a lousy deal. But for now, at least, he's not reiterating his promises to blow it up. Macron's hoping that his personal charm can keep Trump on board.