Trump, Macron Tour Normandy American Cemetery to Commemorate D-Day
President Donald Trump is playing down differences with France over Iran, telling French President Emmanuel Macron that they both agree Tehran should not have nuclear weapons.
Trump reiterated his offer to reopen negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. Speaking Thursday with Trump in Caen, France, Macron agreed that a new negotiation needs to be opened with Iran.
The U.S. withdrew last year from a nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and re-imposed harsh economic sanctions on Iran. Trump recently sent military assets to the region, citing intelligence reports of threats of attacks from Iran.
Other signatories to the Iran deal — France, Germany, Britain, Russia and China — have been struggling to keep Iran in the deal and reduce tension.
Security, the fight against terrorism, instability in the Middle East, trade and Iran are all topics President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron are expected to discuss in a meeting that has gotten under way in Caen, France.
The two are meeting Thursday after attending a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day. Afterward, Trump flew to Caen where he and first lady Melania Trump were welcomed with a red carpet, French troops and a military band.
At the D-Day ceremony, Trump and Macron chatted and shared warm handshakes, but they disagree on key issues, including climate change, Iran and world trade.
President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives are paying respects at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach where allied forces landed in a D-Day invasion that helped free Europe from Nazi occupation.
First lady Melania Trump laid a bouquet of white flowers at the manicured cemetery.
Rows of white crosses mark graves that were decorated with tiny American and French flags to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and their wives are overlooking a beachfront in Normandy, France, where American and allied forces landed in an invasion that helped free Europe from Nazi occupation.
Trump is at the Normandy American Cemetery near Omaha Beach Thursday to mark the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
Following a program and gun salute, the four walked to an overlook and stood silently as a bugler played “Taps.” They surveyed a map of the invasion and watched as fighter jets and planes, including some leaving trails of red, white and blue smoke, flew overhead.
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