January 13, 2020 / 3:36 PM / 4 days ago

Trump, Germany's Merkel discussed security, Libya: White House

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a meeting during the G20 leaders summit in Buenos Aires, Argentina December 1, 2018. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke about security in the Middle East, Libya and other issues, White House spokesman Judd Deere said on Monday.

Sunday’s discussion followed a separate conversation between the two leaders last week in which they talked about “the tense situation regarding Iran and Iraq.”

Reporting by Makini Brice and Tim Ahmann; Editing by Susan Heavey

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