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Trump congratulates Merkel on election win, discusses Iran - White House
September 28, 2017 / 11:45 PM / in 20 days

Trump congratulates Merkel on election win, discusses Iran - White House

U.S. President Donald Trump arrives aboard Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, U.S. September 27, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump congratulated German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election victory in a telephone conversation on Thursday in which they also discussed the Iran nuclear deal, the White House said.

“The leaders discussed how to counter Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East, and addressed the nuclear deal and Iran’s missile program, and its non-compliance with relevant United Nations resolutions,” the White House said in a statement.

Reporting by Eric Beech; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Sandra Maler

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