Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on United States protection

Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on United States protection

Merkel said that Europe can no longer rely on United States protection

Europe can no longer count on the United States in defense and must take matters into its own hands, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, who also said: "Something should be done", RT reports.

In a laudatory speech for Macron who received the prestigious Charlemagne Prize for strengthening European integration, Merkel said in reference to Iran and Israel: "We know that this is an extremely complicated situation".

Earlier Thursday, Merkel said that the latest hostilities in Syria were a matter of "war and peace" for the region.

Using the occasion of an award ceremony in Aachen where he received the prestigious Charlemagne prize for efforts in boosting European Union integration and cohesion, Macron made an impassioned plea to Merkel to take swift action.

"We made the choice to build peace and stability in the Middle East", he said in an allusion to the involvement of France, Germany and Britain in the Iran deal, from which President Donald Trump withdrew the USA on Tuesday.

Prior to her conversation with Rouhani, Merkel condemned Iran's attack on Israeli military outposts in the Golan Heights and called for large-scale talks regarding Iran's ballistic missile system. Instead, Europe has to take its destiny into its own hands. "That is the task for the future".

'Did she really need to say it was necessary to welcome one million migrants at a time when France, which casts itself as the land of human rights, pledged to take in 30,000?' Lagerfeld said in an interview with French weekly Le Point published today. Leader of the Islamic Revolution, Ayatollah Khamenei, during his visit to the Farhangian University on May 9, stated that Iran did not trust the three European countries which are part of the deal and without receiving a strong guarantee from them, Iran was not going to stick to the nuclear agreement.

Responding to Trump's concerns that the 2015 agreement was too narrow, Macron said he wanted to push for a wider deal covering Iran's ballistics program and activities in the Middle East. "Other powers ... haven't kept their word", Macron said, without naming a country directly. "We proceed from the fact that all issues should be solved through dialogue", Lavrov said at a press conference, adding that Moscow had warned Israel to avoid "all actions that could be seen as provocative".

One hope is that the Trump administration's foreign policy will serve as the glue binding together countries with similar interests in, say, dealing with Vladimir Putin's Russian Federation or tacking stability challenges in the Middle East.

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

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