US to honour refugee deal with Australia, VP Mike Pence confirms

US Vice-President Mike Pence has reaffirmed that the Trump administration will honour the controversial refugee, deal struck with Barack Obama, despite not liking it. Made in the last days of the Obama administration, US had agreed to resettle refugees from Manus Island and Nauru, as Australia seeks to close its off-shore detention facilities.


Mr Pence said the deal would go ahead, despite doubts over what Mr Trump had publicly labelled a “dumb” agreement.