UK's May to defend free trade and Iran deal in talks with Trump

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[January 23, 2017]    LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will express her beliefs on the value of free trade and also her support for the Iran nuclear deal when she meets U.S. President Donald Trump later this week, her spokeswoman said.

 President Donald Trump speaks during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

"You can expect the prime minister to be very clear during her U.S. visit on the benefits of free trade and championing them and wanting to look at what more can be done to increase that," the spokeswoman told reporters on Monday.

Asked about the 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, which Trump has threatened to either scrap or change, the spokeswoman said: "Certainly we have been a strong supporter of the Iran deal, of securing that, and I would expect the prime minister to be clear on that during her visit to the U.S."

(Reporting by William James, Editing by Kylie MacLellan)

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