Merkel to visit Russia on May 18 to discuss Iran nuclear deal

TASS– German Chancellor Angela Merkel will visit Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi on May 18 to discuss a wide range of international issues, including the Iran nuclear deal, with Russian President Vladimir Putin, acting presidential aide Yuri Ushakov said on Friday.

“We have already announced that our president will have a very important contact on May 18. It will be German Chancellor [Angela] Merkel’s working visit. It has been agreed that the two leaders will discuss bilateral relations and, naturally, focus will be made on the current international problems,” he said, adding that topics for discussion will include “the Iran nuclear deal, the Syrian settlement, the Ukrainian crisis and so on, i.e. all possible and impossible problems of the international agenda.”