U.S. President-elect Donald Trump speaks at his election night rally in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 9, 2016. REUTERS/Carlo Allegri
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World leaders offered to work with Donald Trump when he takes over as U.S. president, but expressed anxiety over how he would handle problems from the Middle East to an assertive Russia and whether he would carry out a number of campaign threats.Trump, who has no previous political or military experience, said after defeating Democrat Hillary Clinton that he would seek common ground, not conflict, with the United States' allies.Putin was among the first to send Trump congratulations.Trump's victory also caused concern in Cuba, over Trump's threat to roll back President Barack Obama's normalization of relations unless Cuban President Raul Castro agrees to more political freedoms.Mexican President Pena Nieto, who was criticized for receiving Trump in Mexico during the campaign, said he was ready to work with the president-elect.Trump has said he could tear up the North American Free Trade Agreement, saying that it has killed U.S. jobs.A Japanese government official, speaking before Trump clinched the election, urged him to send a message as soon as possible to reassure the world of the United States' commitment to its allies.
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