US President Donald Trump’s Iran plans pushing European allies toward Russia, China: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel gives a press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Berlin, October 9, 2017. (Photo by AFP) US President Donald Trump’s reported plans to “decertify” the 2015 Iran nuclear deal is alienating Washington’s European allies, pushing them towards Russia and China, says German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel. “It’s […]

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Trumpification of relations causing trouble in Middle East: German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel

US President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Republican congressional leaders in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 6, 2017. (Photo by AFP) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says US President Donald Trump is responsible for stirring up conflicts in the Middle East. “US President Trump’s recent giant […]

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German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel says US President Donald Trump has ‘weakened the West’, hurt European Union interests

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel attends a round table about refugees in Berlin on May 29, 2017. (Photo by AFP) German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel has harshly criticized Donald Trump, saying the US president’s actions have “weakened the West” and his “short-sighted” policies have hurt European Union interests. Gabriel made the scathing remarks on the […]

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Germany’s insistence on fiscal discipline may lead to EU break-up: Sigmar Gabriel

German Vice Chancellor, Economy and Energy Minister Sigmar Gabriel (Photo by AFP) Germany’s Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel has warned that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s increasing pressure on the European Union countries to maintain their fiscal discipline could widen divisions in the EU and lead to its imminent collapse. “I once asked the chancellor, what would be […]

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Germany to press US to effectively lift Iran sanctions: German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel

German Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel attending an economic forum in Tehran, Iran, October 3, 2016. Germany has promised to exercise pressure on the United States to act on its commitment of “effectively” removing sanctions against Iran. Germany wanted to “remind the United States of the commitment to get to an effective dismantling […]

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German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel says Britain must pay price for Brexit

AFP file photo of German Finance Minister Sigmar Gabriel German economy minister Sigmar Gabriel warns that Britain should take full responsibility for the repercussions of Brexit.  Gabriel, who is the deputy to Chancellor Angela Merkel in Germany’s governing coalition, said the European Union should ensure that Britain must not “keep the nice things” that come […]

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