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President Donald J. Trump spoke today with Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany to congratulate her on her election victory and wish her well in the formation of her fourth government. President Trump underscored the deep ties that bind our countries, our joint efforts to promote peace and prosperity, and the United States’ commitment to our longstanding, strong alliance with the German government and the German people.

The leaders discussed how to counter Iran’s malign activities in the Middle East, and addressed the nuclear deal and Iran’s missile program, and its non-compliance with relevant United Nations resolutions. They also affirmed the importance of achieving the peaceful denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.