Pompeo and Merkel said they would also discuss the situations in Syria, Libya and Afghanistan, with Merkel telling reporters "the world is in great restlessness".
WASHINGTON, May 31 ― Secretary of State Mike Pompeo flew to Germany yesterday to make up a visit he cancelled at the last minute in early May to the close U.S. ally, which has rocky relations with President Donald Trump.
Berlin has so far stood with European partners in resisting USA calls to ban the state-owned manufacturer from 5G mobile networks now being built. The US has been pressuring allies to ban equipment from the Chinese company from their telecoms networks over what it says are spying concerns.
Merkel said ahead of the meeting that the United States continues to be Germany's most important partner outside of Europe, but on the issue of Iran, she made clear that Germany stands by the Iran nuclear deal despite the USA withdrawal from the agreement.
Al Jazeera's Dominic Kane, reporting from Berlin, said high on Pompeo's agenda was "to kill" a new trade framework that Europe's leaders are planning to set up to circumvent United States sanctions on Iran.
The differences in the policy towards Iran will be in the talks Pompeos with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and foreign Minister Heiko Maas (SPD) is expected to be a main theme.
Ahead of the meeting, Mrs Merkel admitted there were "many issues to discuss".
US officials had no immediate comment on the IAEA report but the question about Iranian compliance was likely to bolster Pompeo's case for a tough stance as he opened his European tour in Germany, which along with Britain and France, remains a party to the Iran deal.
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Andre Russell took the wickets of Haris Sohail and Fakhar Zaman while Sheldon Cottrell picked up the wicket of opener Imamul Haq. But Pakistan then beat South Africa, Sri Lanka and England on their way to the final, where they thumped India by 180 runs.
"We want to make sure the information doesn't end up in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party, it's pretty straightforward", Pompeo said.
Germany, one of the signatories of the 2015 landmark pact with Iran, is trying to save the deal which the United States abandoned previous year.
Pompeo, making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state, said the US does not take issue with the development of the system known as INSTEX, so long as it deals with the trade of goods not subject to sanctions, as the Europeans contend it will.
Pompeo has said the United States has channels to communicate with Iran.
But earlier this week he made a U-turn and urged all Germans to wear skullcaps in solidarity with the Jewish community.
Pompeo and Maas also tackled the thorny topic of Huawei. "None of us should shrink in the face of prejudice".
Pompeo's visit to Germany had originally been scheduled for earlier this month but was postponed in light of recent tensions with Iran.