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German foreign minister will seek direct talks with Iran

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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:15 PM
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WORLD NEWSJANUARY 4, 2020 / 9:47 PM / UPDATED 5 MINUTES AGO


Not to worry US, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is going in with a white flag and free cookies.

This is a disgusting move imo. This is like Germany giving US the finger and go pet the enemy.



BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to de-escalate tensions after a U.S. air strike killed Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

“In the coming days, we will do all we can to counteract a further escalation of the situation - in the United Nations, the EU and in dialogue with our partners in the region, including in talks with Iran,” Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Maas told the paper he was in close contact with his British and French counterparts, with the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell and with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Despite the heightened tension in the region, Maas said he wanted to continue Germany’s deployment of around 120 troops in Iraq under the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve.


www.reuters.com...
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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:19 PM
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Who knew the Germans were really French?




^
Germany



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:19 PM
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Maybe he can talk a little sense into the Iranian leadership.
That would be in the best interest of all parties involved.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:32 PM
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Gee thanks for the 120 troops Germany!
Another case of the disproportionate “help” from allied countries.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:35 PM
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By the time the German guy gets talking with the head of Iran, he will be frustrated and come back and start UN talks to quit giving Iran money like we did. Iran doesn't give a damn about Europe or the USA, they will target all countries if they do not get what they want. Europe is making a big mistake by thinking that they can reason with Iran's leaders, Iran will just demand more money or they will send terrorists to Europe. We need to take the Iranian leaders out of power. Hopefully they will get someone better to run their country, the Religious leader is worse than the president of Iran.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:44 PM
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a reply to: Spacespider

You are correct it is a wrongful move by the German............................. Why you Yanks spend billions each year protecting EU nations from Putin is pretty much beyond me. They don't really give a damn about USA and fair share responsibilities and sticking up for you, in addition they don't pay their fair share for NATO defence plus they are more than capable of going behind everyones back and doing dodgy defence deals and covert exports to further Iran's military capabilities. Why waste your dosh on countries that don't honestly appreciate the good you done for them



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:48 PM
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originally posted by: Spacespider
WORLD NEWSJANUARY 4, 2020 / 9:47 PM / UPDATED 5 MINUTES AGO


Not to worry US, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is going in with a white flag and free cookies.

This is a disgusting move imo. This is like Germany giving US the finger and go pet the enemy.



BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will seek direct talks with Iran to try to de-escalate tensions after a U.S. air strike killed Iran’s military commander Qassem Soleimani, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

“In the coming days, we will do all we can to counteract a further escalation of the situation - in the United Nations, the EU and in dialogue with our partners in the region, including in talks with Iran,” Maas told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper.

Maas told the paper he was in close contact with his British and French counterparts, with the European Union’s foreign affairs chief Josep Borrell and with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.

Despite the heightened tension in the region, Maas said he wanted to continue Germany’s deployment of around 120 troops in Iraq under the U.S.-led Operation Inherent Resolve.


www.reuters.com...


I'm for one glad we're distancing ourselves from deranged American presidents and their gunho foreign policy.
It has only caused problems for Europe.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
You are correct it is a wrongful move by the German............................. Why you Yanks spend billions each year protecting EU nations from Putin is pretty much beyond me. They don't really give a damn about USA and fair share responsibilities and sticking up for you, in addition they don't pay their fair share for NATO defence plus they are more than capable of going behind everyones back and doing dodgy defence deals and covert exports to further Iran's military capabilities. Why waste your dosh on countries that don't honestly appreciate the good you done for them


They still see America as a child in terms of how old a country is and they see themselves as the self promoted parents of the free world. They say things like America has no clue, give them a few 100 more years...



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:49 PM
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originally posted by: RazorV66
Gee thanks for the 120 troops Germany!
Another case of the disproportionate “help” from allied countries.


You can send Trump Jr. to war. We don't want to die fighting your bs banker wars.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:57 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

Exactly
It's time to pull all Yankee and British military from the Europeaan continent and let the fend (more like spend) for themselves in self protection. At some point the EU through full integration and their new Army is going to be a true rival to the USA / UK, Russia and China. They already are showing they have their own agenda, time to stop giving them the best technologies as they don't deserve them as they don't appreciate the sacrifices all those pre mentioned states did for them back in the day and still do for them to this day. Screw for EU



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:59 PM
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Good job on Germany for seeking to negotiate instead of murdering Iranian officers responsible for the destruction of the Islamic State.

Guess Merkel has to do something right occasionally. Broken clock is right twice a day afterall.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 03:59 PM
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So seeking a diplomatic solution that might prevent deaths is wrong and Germans are all defeatist cowards for doing so?

I agree that many European members of NATO don't appreciate the US and/or NATO.....but this has # all to do with that.

There is never anything wrong in at least trying to find a peaceful solution.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:02 PM
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The Co host of The Apprentice is in charge of American foreign policy.
How dare those pesky Germans use diplomacy to prevent SHTF when the reality show host Donny J Trump knows diplomacy best. No one knows diplomacy better than him
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posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:06 PM
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My guess is that Germany is doing business with Iran in spite of sanctions. This meeting is probably just to make sure their business continues. From what I know, Germany doesn't give a crap about the rest of the world. They are in it for themselves.

They'll trow in a new Mercedes for the Ayatollah.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:07 PM
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originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
Exactly
It's time to pull all Yankee and British military from the Europeaan continent and let the fend (more like spend) for themselves in self protection. At some point the EU through full integration and their new Army is going to be a true rival to the USA / UK, Russia and China. They already are showing they have their own agenda, time to stop giving them the best technologies as they don't deserve them as they don't appreciate the sacrifices all those pre mentioned states did for them back in the day and still do for them to this day. Screw for EU


Well the brits have figured it out...



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:10 PM
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originally posted by: Ohanka
Good job on Germany for seeking to negotiate instead of murdering Iranian officers responsible for the destruction of the Islamic State.

Guess Merkel has to do something right occasionally. Broken clock is right twice a day afterall.

In Europe, the clock is only right once a day. They like to use 24 hour clocks. So, she's only right half the time.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:12 PM
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a reply to: Freeborn

But the Europeans in general don't appreciate America and what it's done to keep them free while at the same time they won't double up and support USA vocally when they need reflective back up when facing off an enemy. I'm sorry FB but even though I believe in an economic European Union when it comes to sticking up for your mates the EU is pretty much a waste of time.................. Hence screw the EU



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:12 PM
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Lots of negativity toward America from Germany and at times from the UK. Let's see, had we not "interfered" with European issues, where do the German and English people think they would be right now?

Hm? Just asking.

Maybe if a few of those countries would step up and take care of things in their own area of the world it wouldn't be necessary for us to. I'd just as soon not spend our money and lives over there, it's not worth it in my opinion.



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:14 PM
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a reply to: Xtrozero

For sure



posted on Jan, 4 2020 @ 04:15 PM
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originally posted by: XCrycek
The Co host of The Apprentice is in charge of American foreign policy.
How dare those pesky Germans use diplomacy to prevent SHTF when the reality show host Donny J Trump knows diplomacy best. No one knows diplomacy better than him


It's painfully obvious that he knows a heck of a lot more about dealing with the issues than Merkel does, or several other EU leaders.



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