Trump Softens Tone on China, Iran at G-7 Summit

Wall Street Journal  | Mon, Aug 26, 2019

by Rebecca Ballhaus, Stacy Meichtry and Noemie Bisserbe


BIARRITZ, France—President Trump struck a conciliatory tone on the final day of the Group of Seven summit, where he faced pressure from French President Emmanuel Macron to de-escalate the trade war with China and ease tensions with Iran.

At a joint news conference with Mr. Macron, Mr. Trump said he was open to meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. The remarks came hours after the Iranian leader signaled that he too was open to talks, and Mr. Macron said he hoped the two leaders would speak in the coming weeks.

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