German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has criticized Washington’s re-imposition of sanctions against Tehran, pledging to work to guarantee the survival of the Iran nuclear agreement abandoned by the US in defiance of opposition from other parties to the deal.
Germany will continue to offer export and investment guarantees for companies doing business with Iran, the economy ministry said on Monday, adding Berlin remained in dialogue with the US on exemptions for German companies from Iran sanctions.
Support for German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservative bloc, trying to move beyond a bitter dispute over migrant policy that threatened the coalition, has fallen to its lowest level since 2006, a poll showed on Sunday.
A court in Germany has finally reached a decision on the fate of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, saying the fugitive leader can be extradited to Spain over misuse of public funds but not rebellion.
US President Donald Trump traded barbs with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a two-day NATO summit in Brussels on Wednesday after he accused Berlin of being "captive" to Russia and demanded it immediately step up defense spending.