Emmanuel Macron, head of the political movement En Marche!, or Onwards!, and candidate for the 2017 French presidential elections visits the Basilique Notre Dame d'Afrique in Algiers, Algeria February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Ramzi Boudina.
PARIS/GOTHENBURG - 18 November 2017: French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that Iran misunderstood France's "balanced" position in the region, which centered on not taking sides between Sunni and Shiites, adding that Tehran should be less aggressive in the region, the Daily Mail reported.
Speaking in Gothenburg, Macron said he wanted Iran to clarify the strategy around its ballistic missile program.
Macron also said he would welcome Saad al-Hariri in Paris on Saturday as Lebanon's prime minister and expected him to return to Beirut in the "coming days, weeks."