- PressTV Published on May 20, 2018
The French finance minister has urged Europe not to allow the United States to be the economic policeman of the world. Bruno Le Maire said the European response must be clearly NO to Washington’s economic stance. He was reacting to U-S President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw his country from the Iran nuclear deal and impose sanctions against European companies doing businesses with Iran. The French minister said Paris is making proposals to strengthen the European economic sovereignty. He added that France is looking at possible ways that the E-U can use to compensate firms facing U-S sanctions over Iran. Le Maire was referring to the 19-96 statute which he said could allow the bloc to intervene to protect European companies against any U-S sanctions.