Iran sits amidst a crowded agenda at the G7 meeting in Munster, Germany, as it tackles multiple challenges centered on Ukraine.
The two-day rally that wraps up Friday after tensions during the Donald Trump presidency marks close ties between Germany and the United States, which currently hold the presidency of the G7 bloc, which includes Canada, France, Italy, Japan and the United Kingdom. I’m here.
Alliance 90/The Greens German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock has spoken out about protests in Iran since mid-September, Berlin on Thursday warned Iranian citizens to leave Because there is a “specific risk of arbitrary arrest”.Iran-Iraq war veterans in another sign of deteriorating relations Gathered outside the German embassy in Tehran this week Emphasis on German companies supporting Saddam Hussein with chemical weapons.
At the US-German futures forum in Münster on Monday, Mr Beerbock described the secretary of state, whom he has met 10 times since taking office 10 months ago, as a friend. Brinken praised the “leadership of the German Foreign Minister” as “extraordinary”.
Blinken said that in setting “rules on how technology is used,” the US and Germany should “make sure we uphold the values we stand for.” He referred to the “massive democratization of information technology” and highlighted the recent US decision to remove the threat of sanctions against those supplying Internet access technology to Iran.
Baerbock mentioned an online education opportunity he recently saw in Egypt, where the COP27 UN climate conference begins on Sunday. Germany’s foreign minister said the G7 meeting had linked information technology to “democracy and freedom”, which he said was at the heart of Berlin’s approach to Iran.
Bearbock has pledged to bring “atrocities” to UN agencies, saying that “democratic economic powers” must have a majority in UN human rights bodies. The US is calling for Iran to be excluded from the UN Commission on the Status of Women.
Recognizing the recent blow to hopes of political cohesion through German-EU trade that underlies both Russia’s energy supply and the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Bearbock said, “We believe this will not always be true. I learned not to,” he said.
tanks, jets, drones
The United States and Germany, the largest and second largest arms suppliers to Kyiv respectively, appear to share the same view on Ukraine. Wary of Russian escalation, both resisting demands for advanced weapons, Ukraine is seeking Leopard 2 tanks and Marder armored infantry vehicles from Berlin. F-16 fighter from Washington.
US and Germany, along with France and UK, raise issue of Iranian-made drones at UN Security Council, any supply violates 2015 Iran nuclear deal, justifying ‘snapback’ of UN sanctions against Tehran Given the whims about “snapbacks” and professionals Disagreement over whether it’s a drone The move may be intended to discourage Iran from sending missiles, as relatively light weapons violate the 2015 agreement.
In an interview based in Dubai al-Arabiya published Friday, Rob Malleythe U.S. special envoy to Iran said he was “bewildered” because it “became clear to the world” that Iran “supported Russia and its war of aggression against Ukraine.”
Further underlying US-German cooperation is the common experience of center-left governments facing domestic criticism.U.S. aid to Ukraine has hit $50 billion so far, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy ruled out “blank checks” last month, with some Republicans Candidates for parliamentary elections on 8 November are: Critical of such support for Ukraine at a time when Americans are facing skyrocketing bills. German opposition politicians question her €200 billion allocated to citizens and businesses over rising energy prices from the Ukraine war.
A further problem facing both Germany-US relations and the G7 is the rise of China. While the US warns other countries about Beijing’s involvement in key sectors, Social Democratic German Chancellor Olaf Scholz said: Arriving in China on Saturday, he “seeked a mutually beneficial and equal economic relationship.Chinese parts for globally manufactured products could be found in Iranian drones, alongside parts from Europe and the United States. The Institute for Science and International Security stated in a recent report: