Germany Seeks Iran De-escalation 06/24 06:48

Germany Seeks Iran De-escalation       06/24 06:48

   Germany appears cool toward U.S. talk of building a global coalition against 
Iran, saying that its top priority is de-escalating tensions in the region as 
it tries to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

   Germany cool on Iran coalition talk, seeks de-escalation

   BERLIN (AP) -- Germany appears cool toward U.S. talk of building a global 
coalition against Iran, saying that its top priority is de-escalating tensions 
in the region as it tries to salvage the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran.

   U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Sunday as he headed for the Middle 
East that he would discuss "how we can build out a global coalition" against 
Tehran that also includes Asia and Europe.

   German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christofer Burger said Monday that Berlin 
had "taken note via the media" of Pompeo's comments. He added that "our top aim 
is and remains a de-escalation of the serious situation."

   Germany, France and Britain, as well as Russia and China, remain part of the 
nuclear deal that U.S. President Donald Trump's administration abandoned last 
year.


(CZ)

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