May 11, 2018 / 9:52 AM / 14 days ago

Russia's Putin, Germany's Merkel discuss Iran nuclear deal - Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel discussed the Iran nuclear deal after Washington announced its withdrawal from it, the Kremlin said on Friday.

FILE PHOTO: Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to German Chancellor Angela Merkel before the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Kay Nietfeld,Pool

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the 2015 deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in return for measures restricting its nuclear programme, did not go far enough in removing the threat posed by Iran to the United States and its allies in the Middle East.

Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Catherine Evans

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