President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iranian nuclear deal is dominating newspaper front pages and discussions across Iran, with some saying the accord will go on "without the troublemaker".
Speaking by telephone with the President of France Emmanuel Macron late on Wednesday, Dr Hassan Rouhani said: "JCPOA was reached following long, continuous attempts from 2003 to 2015, and because of the Security Council endorsing it, it is an global agreement".
"It exports risky missiles, fuels conflicts across the Middle East, and supports terrorist proxies and militias such as Hezbollah, Hamas, the Taliban, and al Qaeda", Trump said.
"We know that in the middle East today is an extremely hard situation".
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"Gone are the days when the United States wanted to protect us".
"Our governments remain committed to ensuring the agreement is upheld, and will work with all the remaining parties to the deal to ensure this remains the case including through ensuring the continuing economic benefits to the Iranian people that are linked to the agreement", the leaders said.
She asked for talks to be carried out in a broader format on Iran's missile program, as well as its regional activities, which include both Syria and Yemen, a statement from her office said.
In her speech on Macron, Merkel urged the European Union to improve its foreign and defence policy, arguing that Europe could no longer fully rely on the United States to protect it.
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Merkel stated that Germany, together with France and the United Kingdom will continue to fulfil the commitments undertaken in the framework of the signed in 2015 nuclear agreement with Iran.
"Thank you President Trump for your bold decision and your commitment to prevent Iran from ever getting nuclear weapons", Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted Tuesday.
Merkel said the European Union has to play a stronger role to find diplomatic and peaceful solutions to the conflict in eastern Ukraine, civil war in Syria, and to the tensions with Iran. "Instead, EU must take its own destiny, that is task for future", according to Chancellor.
Macron echoed the call to flesh out Europe's common foreign and defense policy. "Other powers. haven't kept their word", Macron said, without naming a country directly.
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"We must succeed in building our own sovereignty, which in this region, will be the guarantor of stability", said the French President.