The chancellor said she would go into the June 8-9 summit "with goodwill" and pledged to preserve the trade and climate conclusions agreed at last year's G7 and G20 summits, amid growing worldwide tensions following U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to impose steep tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures as she answers questions of lawmakers during a government questioning as part of a meeting of the German parliament, Bundestag, at the Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. "Therefore, the exclusion of Russian Federation from the "Big eight" is the right decision", - said the Chancellor.
U.S. President Donald Trump announced in May that he has made a decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, saying it did not address Iran's ballistic missile program, its nuclear activities beyond 2025 or its role in conflicts in Yemen and Syria.
Merkel was asked by lawmakers from the nationalist Alternative for Germany, or AfD, and hard-left Left Party whether it wouldn't make sense to talk more with Russian Federation.
"I will of course try to speak to the USA president about the current problems that we have overall, in particular on Iran and on trade tariffs", Merkel told the Bundestag lower house of parliament. She said that points to a "serious problem with multilateral agreements".
"There must not be a compromise simply for the sake of a compromise", she said.
She said Russia's readmission to such a format is not now feasible.
German chancellors have not beforehand interacted straight with lawmakers in the identical approach British prime ministers do at their weekly query time.
Merkel will now face questions three times a year, though some opposition lawmakers complain that the format is too inflexible and the event appears highly unlikely to emulate the bear-pit atmosphere of question time in London.
AfD, however, sought to assail Merkel over the influx of more than a million migrants to Germany in 2015 and 2016.
Other issues that the two sides see differently include the status of Jerusalem, said the German leader, who also said Berlin still favors a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.