Friday, 25 May, 2018

Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on USA protection

Trump Macron Call For'New Nuclear Deal With Iran Europeans vow to keep Iranian nuclear deal
Ebony Burgess | 11 May, 2018, 04:47

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Europe needs to take his own destiny into their own hands and not rely on United States protection.

President Trump appeared to consider the proposal and said at the time that the U.S.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel reaffirmed to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a phone call on Thursday afternoon that Germany, as well as France and Britain, will continue to implement the Iran nuclear deal, as long as Iran continues to fulfill its obligations under the agreement. Europe must take its destiny in its own hands. "That's the task for the future".

Rouhani did not mention Israel's strikes Thursday against what the Jewish state said were Iranian targets in Syria or those against the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights. "And it will be existentially necessary to make progress here because the nature of conflicts has completely changed since the end of the Cold War".

Le Maire pointed out that the withdrawal gives European firms doing business in Iran the "very short time of six months" to wind up investments - or risk United States sanctions.

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Economy Minister Peter Altmaier said a compromise will be found between Paris and Berlin on controversial issues, but he also warned that "we are opposed to harmonising public debt in Europe", adding that Berlin is against a "transfer union".

"Don't wait, act now", he said in an impassioned plea to Merkel, who was in attendance at the award ceremony in Aachen where the French president received the prestigious Charlemagne prize for his efforts in boosting European Union integration and cohesion.

"We must succeed in building our own sovereignty, which in this region, will be the guarantor of stability", said the French President.

"Germany can't have a perpetual fetish about budget and trade surpluses, because they come at the expense of others", Macron said as he received the annual "Charlemagne Prize" from the city of Aachen in front of an audience including the German chancellor.

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