France's Macron unsure whether Trump will stick to Iran deal

Mr Trump said the pair had a 'great relationship'

Mr Trump said the pair had a 'great relationship'

The tree, a gift from the French president, originally came from Belleau Wood in France, the site of a World War I battle where nearly 2,000 American soldiers died.

May had phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel where they agreed the deal may need to be broadened to cover areas such as ballistic missiles, what happens when the deal expires, and what they consider Iran's destabilizing regional activity, a statement said.

The gift was something of a double troll for Macron.

White House photographers noticed the tree was gone days after it had been planted.

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On his state visit to the USA last week, Mr Macron drew sharp contrasts with Mr Trump's worldview, laying out a firm vision of global leadership that rejects "the illusion of nationalism".

Both Macron and Merkel held talks in Washington this week with US President Donald Trump, who has repeatedly threatened to quit the 2015 pact with Iran that was negotiated by his predecessor, Barack Obama. Once that period passes and the tree doesn't pose a risk to species here, the tree will return to its location at the White House where it should hopefully live for many years and be a reminder of the ties that bind the two countries. Reuters images showed a light patch of grass covering the spot where the oak briefly stood.

That prompted responses asking what the point was of quarantining a plant that had already been planted, to which ambassador Araud said that "the roots were enclosed in a plastic protection".

After entering the First World War in 1917, USA forces were instrumental in beating the Germans back on the Western Front in 1918 and liberating France.

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In fact, the tree, from Belleau Wood in France where nearly 2,000 American soldiers died in a World War One battle, had been dug up not long after it was planted.

The European leaders also discussed the impact of recently imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum, for which the EU received a temporary exemption, according to Downing Street.

An anonymous source from Macron's administration told HuffPost France that US Customs and Border Control requires any imported plant be inspected and undergo a period of quarantine.

As President George H.W. Bush noted on another tree-planting occasion, in 1990, a number of White House trees have historic connections, including an oak tree planted next to the Oval Office by President Dwight D. Eisenhower. Also puzzling is why the White House didn't announce in advance that the planting last week was a purely symbolic event.

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