Donald Trump congratulates Angela Merkel on winning a fourth term

The White House says Trump and Merkel also discussed Iran's activities in the Middle East, its missile program and the nuclear deal that Trump has criticized as one of the worst the US has ever negotiated.

By: AP | Washington | Published: September 29, 2017 6:30 am
angela merkel, donald trump, germany elections, germany polls, trump and merkel, iran, us iran, world news, indian express news President Donald Trump looks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as she speaks during a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington during their meeting in March 2017. (Source: AP Photo/File)

President Donald Trump has congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on winning a fourth term. The White House says the leaders spoke Thursday and says Trump wished Merkel well on forming a new government. Merkel’s conservative bloc finished first in Germany’s election Sunday.

The White House says Trump and Merkel also discussed Iran’s activities in the Middle East, its missile program and the nuclear deal that Trump has criticized as one of the worst the US has ever negotiated.

Trump is facing an Oct. 15 deadline to certify that Iran is in compliance with the agreement. He recently said he had reached a decision, but declined to say what it was. Trump and Merkel also discussed the goal of ridding the Korean peninsula of nuclear weapons.

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