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German Chancellor seeking to discuss Iran with Trump

Tehran, German Chancellor Angela Merkel is after holding a meeting with US President Donald Trump to discuss Iran.

I will of course try to speak to the US president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs, Reuters quoted Merkel as addressing the Bundestag lower house of parliament during a question and answer session with lawmakers.

According to Reuters, the June 8-9 meeting in Charlevoix, Canada, will begin with a working session on economic growth and trade - topical issues after US President Donald Trump infuriated Canada and European Union G7 members by imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum.

The US President Donald Trump announced on May 8 that Washington would pull out of Iran nuclear deal and reinstate nuclear sanctions on Iran.

This is while most world powers including Russia, China, and the European Union have repeatedly stressed that keeping the deal is in the interest of world peace and security.

This is while, EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini earlier said that the European Union will protect its interests and pledged proportionate measures to Washington's introduction of tariffs.

The tensions between the United States and its European allies have been on the rise as Trump administration announced it will slap new tariffs on steel and aluminum produced by three of the country's biggest trading partners - Canada, Mexico, and the European Union, all of which vowed to retaliate, Russian media 'Sputnik' earlier reported.

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA


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