German Jews planning to leave the country, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expresses concern

German Jews planning to leave the country, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expresses concern

Frankfurt: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has stated that ‘The attacks and insults hurled at the Jewish people in Germany, in real life and on the social media, have to be immediately stopped. If this hatred against the Jewish people persists, half the Jewish population will immigrate from the country.’ Maas said that immediate steps […]

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Iran warns European countries of consequences, German Foreign Minister criticises the US

Iran warns European countries of consequences, German Foreign Minister criticises the US

Tehran/Berlin: Iranian foreign ministry has warned, ‘The decision is in the hands of the European countries; whether to abide by the 2015 nuclear deal or to violate it. If the European countries support the US sanctions against Iran, then they should be prepared for the consequences.’ At the same time, Iran has said that the […]

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European company withdraws from Nord Stream 2 after US sanctions, criticise Russia and Germany

European company withdraws from Nord Stream 2 after US sanctions, criticise Russia and Germany

Washington/Moscow: US President Donald Trump signed the proposal for imposing sanctions against the ambitious Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline between Russia and Germany. European company ‘Allseas’ withdrew from the project, within hours of the signing of the order. This withdrawal has rocked the project and Russia, as well as Germany, have fired strong salvos of […]

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Only NATO can guarantee Europe’s security, asserts the Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg

Only NATO can guarantee Europe’s security, asserts the Secretary-General, Jens Stoltenberg

Brussels: Secretary-General of NATO, Jens Stoltenberg, asserted that it is only NATO who can assure security to Europe, at a time when Russia is increasing its military strength and preparedness. Germany too, endorsing Stoltenberg’s view, clarified that NATO could not be kept away from the security interests of Europe. A few days ago, French President […]

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IMF must die, says chief of Russia’s Sberbank

IMF must die, says chief of Russia’s Sberbank

Moscow: “I don’t have much to say about higher audit institutions, but as for international organisations like the IMF, they must die,” said Herman Gref, chief of the Russian Sberbank demanding the IMF be abolished. Last year, some European countries had hinted at initiating efforts to find an alternative to the IMF. Against this backdrop, […]

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US may initiate military action against Iran in self-defence, claims a senior US official

US may initiate military action against Iran in self-defence, claims a senior US official

Washington: “The United States does not want to start any conflict, and the United States has never spoken about attacking Iran. But the United States may start a conflict in self-defence,” informed the US Special representative for Iran, Brian Hook. Hook clarified that the action would be taken in the framework of the rules of […]

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Trump considers imposing sanctions on Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline

Trump considers imposing sanctions on Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline

Washington/Berlin: “The US has been observing Nord Stream-2. People have the right to do what they want to do. I think it’s something that I’ve been looking at and I’m the one who brought up the pipeline problem, and we are considering slapping sanctions on it,” US President Trump hinted at the preparations for the […]

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Iran will respond to the US and Israel, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Iran will respond to the US and Israel, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Tehran: “Israel intending to destroy Iran, will certainly receive a response. The United States, declaring an economic war against Iran, also cannot remain safe in this war,” Iranian foreign Minister threatened. Iran has not stopped only in the aggressive language. Iran has taken action to realise these threats by increasing the Uranium enrichment process, at […]

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US has no right to decide upon European oil policy, warns German Foreign Minister

US has no right to decide upon European oil policy, warns German Foreign Minister

Berlin/Washington: German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas reprimanded the United States in clear words saying, ‘The European countries will decide the policy to address Europe’s oil needs and the United States need not interfere in that.’ A few days ago, the US Ambassador to Germany had threatened to impose sanctions against the companies participating in the […]

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