EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt testifies before the House Environment Subcommittee, French President Emmanuel Macron visits Washington for the Trump Administration's first state visit and children visit the White House for Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day the week of April 23, 2018 in Washington, D.C.
Though the purpose of her trip is to persuade Trump to stay in the Iran nuclear deal, Merkel said Friday she agrees the accord is not sufficient to curb Tehran's bad actions. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI
"We are of the opinion that the JCPOA is the first step that has contributed to the slowing down of activities," Merkel said. "But we also think ... that this is not sufficient in order to see to it that Iran's ambitions are curbed and are contained. She said the agreement "is anything but perfect" and that "it will not solve all the problems of Iran." She described the JCPOA as one piece in the plan to limit Iran's bad actions. Photo by Pat Benic/UPI
Trump poses with members of the United State Olympic and Paralympic Teams as he welcomes them to the White House to celebrate their accomplishments at the 2018 Winter Olympics in Korea, on Friday. Photo by Kevin Dietsch/UPI