EU leaders divided over Iran policy

French President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States and Iran to exercise restraint.  Speaking after a two-day summit of European Union leaders in Brussels, the French leader called for the formulation of an agenda vis-à-vis Iran, which would enable the international community to resolve the current crisis through ongoing supervision of Iranian nuclear activities and the holding of talks.

Macron’s comments came after EU leaders failed to establish common ground on a unified statement on the U.S.-Iran stand-off. In attempts to downplay the apparent discord, EU Council President Donald Tusk insisted that the decision not to intervene with the issuing of a statement was “pragmatic” and “responsible.”