BAGHDAD US President Donald Trump suddenly withdrew his support to the joint statement issued at the end of the Group of Seven summit in Canada over a trade dispute, accusing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who chaired the summit, of being dishonest and weak.
"Based on Justin's erroneous statements at his press conference, and because Canada is imposing huge customs duties on our farmers, employees and companies, we have asked our US representatives to withdraw our support for the G7 statement," Trump said in a note on the plane.
Trump, who is heading to Singapore in preparation for a summit with the North Korean leader, repeated warnings that his administration is considering imposing tariffs on "cars that flood the US market."
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he warned US President Donald Trump that Canada would impose retaliatory customs duties on US goods as of July 1.
Speaking at a news conference, Trump invoked national security concerns to impose steel and aluminum fees as "insulting" to veteran Canadian warriors who fought alongside US allies.
"Trump was sorry to tell Trump that his country has gone ahead with reprisals from July 1 by applying fees equal to those unjustly imposed by the Americans," Trudeau said.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency