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German Foreign Ministry: Russia may save JCPOA

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that as a signatory to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on Iran’s nuclear program, Russia is one of the parties responsible for maintaining the deal. He noted …

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Why does Merkel need to visit Kremlin urgently?

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Moscow, scheduled for January 11, will be a one-day trip, a spokesperson for the German embassy in Russia said. "The chancellor will arrive in Moscow for a one-day …

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Germany rejects U.S. steps over Nord Stream 2

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas lambasted U.S. plans to impose sanction on the Nord Stream 2 pipeline project. "Decisions on European Energy Policy are taken in Europe. We reject foreign interference and, …

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Berlin launches diplomatic attack on Moscow

German Foreign Ministry has declared as personae non gratae two staffers of the Russian embassy in Germany in connection with the killing of a Georgian citizen in Berlin at the end of last summer. The decision is "effective …

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Lavrov urges Germany to prevent JCPOA collapse

Russia and Germany should try to save JCPOA despite U.S. attempts to destroy it, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at the meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow. Noting …

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Lavrov and Maas to discuss Ukraine and Syria

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas plans to discuss Ukraine, Syria and arms control with his Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov during a visit to Moscow, German Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria …

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Maas: Germany regrets INF treaty collapse

The expiry of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty meant Europe was losing part of its security, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. In a statement, he said that Germany regrets that the INF …

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Lavrov and Maas hold talks in Bonn

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas are holding talks on the sidelines of the Petersburg Dialogue Forum in Bonn. The meeting is taking place in the Steigenberger …

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Heiko Maas: EU to stick to Iran's nuclear deal

Britain, France and Germany are committed to stick to their commitments from Iran’s nuclear deal with world powers, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "We want to fulfil our obligations," he …

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Zarif warns U.S. against war with Iran

Whoever starts a war with Iran will not be the one who finishes it, Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said, speaking alongside visiting German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. Zarif said that Iran will …

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Russia to stay in PACE

Members of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers have agreed that Russia will stay in the Council’s Parliamentary Assembly (PACE), German foreign minister Heiko Maas said. According to him, it …

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