July 20, 2024
Macron pulls a fast one on G7 leaders with gamble on Iran
Macron's shock tactics to reinvent the tired old G-7 format had started to wear on his colleagues, and that was before they discovered what headed their way (literally).
Macron’s shock tactics to reinvent the tired old G-7 format had started to wear on his colleagues, and that was before they discovered what headed their way (literally).

(Bloomberg) — In a break in summit talks on Sunday afternoon, cameras caught British Prime Minister Boris Johnson congratulating his French host on his handling of a tense dinner the night before.

“Well played,” Johnson told Emmanuel Macron, breaking, momentarily, into French. Conversations between U.S. President Donald Trump and other Group of Seven leaders had grown heated around the issues of Iran and particularly Russia.

“You did very well last night,” Johnson went on. “My God, that was a difficult one.”

Macron’s response: “I’m not finished…”

In fact, the 41-year-old president was just getting started. His shock tactics to reinvent the tired old G-7 format were beginning to wear on his colleagues, and that was even before they discovered what was headed their way (literally). But one, key actor had been let in on the secret.

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