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Trump to meet Italian premier ahead of G-7 meeting in Italy

21 April 2017

Iran is failing to fulfill the "spirit" of its nuclear deal with world powers, President Donald Trump declared Thursday, setting an ominous tone for his forthcoming decision about whether to pull the USA out of the landmark agreement.

"I do not see a role in Libya".

He says the United States "has, right now, enough roles, with a role everywhere". And while Europe has sought solutions to accommodate the uptick in refugees, Trump has sought to close the US' borders to refugees, particularly those from Syria, arguing that they could be a "Trojan horse".

President Donald Trump is holding his first meeting with Italy's prime minister. "I think we'll get both".

"I do not see a role in Libya", Trump said.

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Trump favors bilateral trade deals and has used trade as a tool for pressuring countries to do more on national security matters. The G-7 nations have attempted to pressure Russian Federation to put an end to Syria's civil war, without much success.

The attacks prompted the Trump administration to launch missile strikes on a Syrian airfield in retaliation for Assad's use of chemical weapons against civilians, something that Trump said "crossed a lot of lines". That was evident most recently with his public statements promising China a "better" trade arrangement if Beijing cracks down on North Korea. Italy was a staunch backer of a proposed U.S. -European free trade agreement negotiated by the Obama administration.

President Donald Trump says he looks "very much forward to meeting the Pope" when he travels to Italy next month.

Trump plans to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation meeting in Belgium next month before the G-7 gathering in Italy.

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Like Trump, anti-establishment French populist Marine Le Pen hopes for an electoral boost by seizing on voter disenchantment with politics as usual.

G-7 members include the U.S., Germany, France, Britain, Canada, Japan and Italy.

Trump also voiced optimism that the US had successfully enlisted China to try to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons program.

Gentiloni said that despite budgetary limitations, "the commitment has been made" to meet the target.

"We don't know whether or not they're able to do that, but I have absolute confidence that he will be trying very, very hard", Trump said, referring to Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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