May 16, 2018 / 7:37 AM / 6 months ago

Merkel: Transatlantic ties must endure dispute about Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN, May 16 (Reuters) - The relationship between Europe and the United States should endure differences such as the diplomatic dispute about Iran’s nuclear program, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday.

“Despite all the difficulties that we have these days, the transatlantic relationship is and remains paramount,” Merkel told lawmakers.

“But these transatlantic relationship also must be able to deal with differences in opinion, especially as we can see these days with the withdrawal of the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran,” Merkel added. (Reporting by Michael Nienaber Editing by Andrea Shalal)

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