Nafta agreement could come in weeks, say Pence and Trudeau

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Vice President Mike Pence's choice as his new top national security aide withdrew after a news report that President Donald Trump had objected to the appointment.

Pence said that the USA acted on information from the intelligence community and allies, and they had a high degree of confidence that 'at a minimum, ' chlorine was used in the attack, and possibly sarin.

US Vice President Mike Pence has offered justification for the US-led military strike on chemical weapons facilities in Syria.

Pence, however, justified the attack by merely stating that the USA did not act alone, claiming that other leaders at the Latin American summit had both publicly and privately expressed support for the Syria bombardment.

"Today, we call upon every nation in this hemisphere of freedom to support this military action taken by the United States and our allies, and to support it publicly". "Our message to Russian Federation is that you're on the wrong side of history", Pence said.

As for next steps for the summit, Pence said the USA would be submitting a bid to host the ninth Summit of the Americas and repeated a familiar line about the Trump doctrine: "America First does not mean America alone". Pence, meanwhile, tends to be more scripted in his exchanges and frequently glanced down at highlighted index cards as he spoke to Latin American leaders here.

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The chief minister said that she was in constant touch with BJP president Amit Shah and Madhav as well as Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The vice president also said that the topic of funding for Trump's proposed wall on the US border with Mexico did not come up in Pence's meeting with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto.

Pence held brief bilateral talks with the leaders of Mexico and Canada on Saturday about the state of play in their NAFTA renegotiations, saying he was "encouraged" by recent progress towards a deal.

Pence said he was "very hopeful" that Mexico, Canada and the USA were close to an agreement on the negotiated trade pact.

The meeting with Pence was announced on Friday and follows Trump's push to deploy National Guard troops to the U.S. -Mexico border to fight illegal immigration and drug smuggling.

Pence left the summit late Friday so he could confer with USA congressional leaders by telephone from his hotel suite about Trump's plans to announce the missile strikes.

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