German President Merkel expressed disappointment at the decision of President Trump 10 to withdraw its decision to endorse the joint communique of the group of seven Summit (G7) summit. Merkel also said that the EU would take counteraction measures to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum in the United States.
"We will not be slaughtered again and again, and we will take measures." Merkel also stressed that the EU will continue to abide by the WTO rules.The press release of the German prime minister's official website said on the same day that the United States and the European Union failed to reach agreement on issues such as Iran's nuclear agreement, climate policy and free trade. Merkel, before leaving for Canada to attend the G7 summit, has said in the Bundestag that Germany will work to safeguard its success in trade and climate issues during its presidency of the group of twenty (G20) and Italy as president of G7 last year, without retrogression.