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Trump considers lifting sanctions on Turkey after US pastor freed

IANS  |  Washington 

US said on Saturday he will take a look at US sanctions on and will consider whether to lift them after the American missionary was freed this Friday after two years in prison imposed by the Turkish justice system.

Questioned by reporters about the possibility of lifting the economic restrictions that imposed on last August because of Brunson's incarceration, Trump said the will "take a look" at the sanctions, reported.

The again insisted that there was "no deal made at all" with Turkish authorities to eliminate sanctions in order to get released, though he tweeted about the "great appreciation on behalf of the United States, which will lead to good, perhaps great, relations between the & Turkey!"

Meanwhile on Saturday the American pastor thanked Trump for his efforts to get him out of after two years behind bars and prayed for him, asking God to grant the "supernatural wisdom."

The missionary spoke several minutes with the president at the and, in the presence of the media, asked if he could pray for him, to which Trump readily agreed.

Brunson then knelt before him, put his hand on Trump's shoulder and began to pray: "Lord God, I ask that you pour out your holy spirit on President Trump, that you give him supernatural wisdom to accomplish all of the plans that we have for this country."



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First Published: Sun, October 14 2018. 07:22 IST