U.S. President Donald Trump and Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel hold a joint news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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President Donald Trump welcomed German Chancellor Angela Merkel to the White House Friday for a visit of less than three hours.Trump is widely expected to withdraw the U.S. from the Iran nuclear accord next month. Merkel used her meeting with Trump to try to paper over the differences, calling the Obama-era agreement a "first step" toward curtailing and containing Iran's regional ambitions and suggesting openness to a side agreement. While Macron and Trump went to great lengths to display their affection through hearty handshakes, hugs – and, at times, air kisses – the president has not displayed the same chemistry with Merkel.While Macron has been positioning himself as Europe's "Trump whisperer" and conduit to an American president who seems intent on upending U.S. relationships with allies, Merkel maintains her strength as the head of the largest economy in Europe.Earlier this week, Macron made clear that France would not follow the U.S. lead if Trump decides to withdraw from the agreement.
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