France\u2019s foreign minister said on Wednesday the Iran deal was not dead despite U.S. President Donald Trump\u2019s decision to pull out, and French President Emmanuel Macron would speak to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani later in the day.\r\nJean-Yves Le Drian told RTL radio that France wanted to stick to the nuclear accord that Tehran agreed with world powers in 2015 - a pact which he said Iran had honored.\r\nMacron\u2019s meeting would be followed by high-level talks between the Iranians and Britain and Germany, as well as France, Le Drian said. Meetings would also be held with the likes of oil giant Total (TOTF.PA) and others with major business and economic stakes in the region, he added.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u201cThe deal is not dead. There\u2019s an American withdrawal from the deal but the deal is still there,\u201d he said.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u201cThe region deserves better than further destabilization provoked by American withdrawal. So we want to adhere to it and see to it that Iran does too, that Iran behaves with restraint.\u201d\r\nThe 2015 agreement, worked out by the United States, France, Germany, Britain, Russia, China and Iran, lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for Tehran limiting its nuclear program. The pact was designed to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear bomb.\r\nTrump said on Tuesday he would reimpose U.S. economic sanctions on Iran as he pulled out of \u201ca horrible one-sided deal that should have never, ever been made\u201d. Other countries that helped Iran develop its nuclear program would also face sanctions, he added.\r\nBritain, Germany and France have already urged the United States not to take steps that would make life harder for other countries that still want to stick to the pact.\r\nSeparately, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire told French radio that Trump\u2019s decision on Iran was a mistake and that the United States should not consider itself as the world\u2019s \u201ceconomic policeman\u201d.\r\nLe Drian said France, like others, was well aware that there were concerns about issues beyond Iran\u2019s nuclear capability, namely its ballistic weapons program, but said they could be addressed without ditching the nuclear deal.\r\n\u00a0\r\n\u201cYes, there is a real risk of confrontation,\u201d he told RTL, regarding Trump\u2019s decision on Iran. \u201cI hope it will not be a setback for peace,\u201d he added.\r\nLe Drian said that regular reports by the International Atomic Energy Agency had showed Iran was complying with the agreement.