The European Union must discuss Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen, as well as its ballistic missiles programme, France said today.

France sought to appease Donald Trump as it seeks to preserve the 2015 nuclear accord by a May 12 ultimatum set by U.S. President Donald Trump.

“We must not exclude Iran’s responsibility in the proliferation of ballistic missiles and in its very questionable role in the near- and Middle East,” France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian told reporters as he arrived at a meeting with his counterparts to discuss Iran.

Britain, France and Germany have proposed fresh EU sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missiles and its role in Syria’s war, according to a confidential document, Reuters reported last week.

Iran issued a warning to Donald Trump over the weekend that the USA would be making a ‘painful mistake’ if he decides to pull out of the nuclear deal.

Mohammad Javad Zarif’s warning comes after the US President threatened to unilaterally pull out of the deal, formally named the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), if it is not revised.

Trump has before dismissed the deal as “the worst and most one-sided transaction Washington has ever entered into”.

Mr Zarif said: “Considering what has been envisaged in the JCPOA in the field of research and development and the Islamic Republic of Iran’s continued measures to develop its peaceful nuclear capability, if the US makes the mistake of exiting the JCPOA, it will definitely be a painful mistake for the Americans.

“It has been fully foreseen in the JCPOA what measures the Islamic Republic of Iran would carry out if it cannot reap the agreement’s economic benefits.”

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