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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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Lavrov and Maas hold talks in Helsinki

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has met with his German counterpart Heiko Maas on the sidelines of a meeting of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers in the Finnish capital of Helsinki. …

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German government extends Saudi arms sale ban

The German government said it would extend a ban on exporting arms to Saudi Arabia for a further six months. "The ban will be extended for a further six months to September 30. Over this period no new export applications will be …

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Maas calls for expanding INF Treaty

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said that that the scope of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty should be expanded by means of a new document. According to him, the agreement should include other …

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 Maas: sanctions against Nord Stream 2 - wrong way

Berlin believes that U.S. sanctions against the Nord Stream 2 is the wrong way to solve a dispute over energy supply, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "Questions of European energy policy must be decided in …

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 German foreign minister to visit Russia soon

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas will visit Russia in the near future. He was speaking about it at a New Year’s reception hosted by the German Eastern Business Association. "Relations with Russia are …

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