June 6, 2018 / 11:20 AM / 5 months ago

Merkel wants to talk to Trump on Iran, trade tariffs at G7

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a session at the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin, Germany June 6, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Angela Merkel will try to talk to U.S. President Donald Trump about their differences on Iran and trade tariffs during a Group of Seven summit in Canada on June 8-9, the chancellor told parliament on Wednesday.

“I will of course try to speak to the U.S. president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament.

She also said she did not see any prospect of a strategic change in the G7’s stance towards China, but that it was important to stress the need for reciprocity in opening markets.

Reporting by Madeline Chambers and Paul Carrel

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