US will honour refugee deal: Nauru President

Nauru President Baron Waqa remains confident the Trump administration will honour the refugee resettlement deal agreed to by Australia and the US.

Waqa and his wife Louisa are in Australia for a four-day official visit to Sydney, Brisbane and Canberra.
In an exclusive interview with Sky News, he said if the deal wasn't going to go ahead the 'United States would have pulled the plug' by now.
“I think if the United States was serious about it they would have pulled the plug a long time ago,” he said.
“But we know level minded and sensibleness will prevail
It's the relationship between the United States and Australia that has to be maintained there.,” he said.
The US has agreed to take a yet to be specified number of refugees Australia sent to Nauru and Manus Island in Papua New Guinea.
The deal was struck with the Obama administration, but the future of the deal was placed in doubt after Donald Trump tweeted it was a 'dumb deal.'
His administration has subsequently reluctantly agreed to honour the agreement.
Last month, US Homeland Security officials were on Nauru doing fingerprinting and security interviews.
Medical screening is expected to follow.