US President Donald Trump greets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the White House Oval Office in Washington. Photograph:( Reuters )
US President Donald Trump said he would discuss the Iran nuclear accord with German Chancellor Angela Merkel during their White House meeting on Friday (April 27), as well as trade and other issues.
"I know we're going to have a very good discussion on Iran," Trump told reporters, adding that he did not know whether they would come to any agreement.
Trump also sought to counter the notion of of any tension between him and the German leader.
"We have a really great relationship and we actually have had a great relationship right from the beginning but some people didn't understand that," Trump said.
During his campaign, Trump criticized Merkel repeatedly, particularly over her decision to allow Syrian refugees into Germany. He also criticized Time Magazine for naming Merkel their 'person of the year' in 2015.
Trump also discussed his upcoming meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong, and said that they were considering two or three possible sites. He added that he would not be "played" by his North Korean counterpart.