NAFTA deal close, Pence tells reporters

  • NAFTA deal close, Pence tells reporters

NAFTA deal close, Pence tells reporters

Pence told reporters its was possible that a deal would be reached in the next several weeks.

"We are very close to the kind of breakthrough on issues of immigration, drug interjection" that will be of benefit to both sides, Pence said.

Further Pence said that "minimum" chlorine was used in the attack along with serin.

The allied attack on Syria drew immediate condemnation from Syria and its allies, Russian Federation and Iran, who accused the U.S., France and Britain of violating global law and blatantly violating Syria's sovereignty.

U.S. -Mexican trade has grown rapidly since NAFTA, with the U.S.as Mexico's leading partner in merchandise trade, and Mexico as the third-largest trade partner of the U.S. If Trump were to scrap the deal, experts say that it could cost Mexico more than 950,000 low-skilled jobs and lower its GDP growth by 0.9 percent.

US trade negotiators have reduced their demand for regional auto content under a reworked NAFTA trade deal to 75 percent from the 85 percent they had sought, the head of Mexico's automotive industry association (AMIA), said on Friday.

For his part, Pence thanked Canada for backing the strikes and echoed Trump, British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron in saying Syria's chemical-weapons facilities had been "degraded and crippled".

NDP leader Jagmeet Singh issued a statement Saturday saying "escalating violence through further military action is not the way to bring peace and stability to Syria and the surrounding region", and calling for more funds to investigate atrocities in Syria.

The US and its allies France and Britain launched air strikes, targeting sites associated with Syria's chemical weapons capabilities.

Pence repeatedly praised the "strong leadership" of President Donald Trump and American allies in responding to the chemical attacks in Syria.

"We believe that it has significantly eroded and crippled the ability of the regime to produce chemicals", Pence further claimed despite the fact that the previous United States administration was heavily involved in the process of Syria's dismantling of its entire chemical weapons arsenal back in 2014 in the presence of global inspectors.

There had been hopes leading up to this weekend's summit that an agreement might be signed, but that did not happen and instead, US negotiators softened their demands on autos even as Trump said he will to renegotiate "forever".