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Trump and Macron planted a tree, but where did it go?

Trump and Macron planted a tree, but where did it go?

Whatever the case, Macron raised eyebrows in Sydney on Wednesday by calling Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's wife "delicious".

The comment quickly sparked some lighthearted reaction on social media and in the Australian press amid lively conjecture about the French leader's intent.

Mr Macron said he had nothing against China, but there should be "balance" in the region. "There is a government, there is a state, there are leaders, and it will continue to be so".

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 negotiated by his predecessor Barack Obama.

The French ambassador to the U.S. Gérard Araud stepped in to quell hypothesis on Twitter, explaining that the tree has exclusively been eliminated quickly for a interval of quarantine consistent with a compulsory apply of imported vegetation.

With a May 12 deadline looming for President Donald Trump to decide whether or not to pull out of the deal and re-impose sanctions against Iran, Macron says regardless of that decision a new agreement should be negotiated with Teheran.

Trump's determination to either fix or pull out of the Iran nuclear deal is seen by Europeans, as well as by most American foreign-policy experts and even many of those who style themselves the "adults" in his administration, as the latest proof that he isn't fit to lead the free world.

Last year, then-White House press secretary Sean Spicer appeared to mispronounce Mr Turnbull's name - a couple of times - during a press conference in which he stressed Donald Trump's "tremendous respect" for the Australian PM.

The new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo also strongly condemned what he said were Iran's efforts to destabilise the region, on his first visit to Saudi Arabia on Sunday.

Macron, during his three-day visit, will also focus on climate change and its impacts on coral reefs - exemplified by die-off along Australia's Great Barrier Reef - Pacific island states, such as Tuvalu, facing sea-level rises.

He added: "No great nation has ever been built by turning its back on the world".