Heiko Maas

Blinken warns Germany over Nord Stream 2 pipeline

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Tuesday the Nord Stream 2 pipeline being built from Russia to Germany ran counter to the European Union’s own interests and could undermine Ukraine. Germany is pushing for the …

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European ministers agree to expand anti-Russian sanctions

During the summit in Brussels, the foreign ministers of the EU countries agreed on the expansion of personal restrictions against the citizens of the Russian Federation due to the situation with Alexei Navalny, Reuters reports citing diplomatic …

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Berlin not backing off Russia's Nord Stream 2

Berlin does not plan to back down in the dispute with the United States over the Nord Stream 2 pipeline, Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said. "We do not need to talk about European sovereignty if that is understood as us …

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Cavusoglu and Maas discusses Nagorno-Karabakh tensions

Turkey's foreign minister on Tuesday discussed with his German counterpart the latest developments on the Azerbaijan-Armenia row and the Eastern Mediterranean. According to the Foreign Ministry, Mevlut Cavusoglu and Heiko Mass …

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Pompeo and Maas discuss Iran and Belarus over phone

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday discussed Iran and other issues in a phone conversation with German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas, the U.S. State Department said in a statement. "Pompeo underscored the need for a …

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German Foreign Minister visits Russia today  

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said he is scheduled to meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow on August 11 for talks expected to cover the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project. Maas spoke with U.S. counterpart …

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World pledges €250 million to Lebanon

World leaders pledged more than €250 million for disaster-struck Lebanon, conference host France said, with the emergency aid to be delivered "directly" to a population reeling from the deadly port blast in Beirut. …

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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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Maas criticizes possible US sanctions against Iraq

Sanctions pressure on Iraq will not have the desired effect, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas expressed such an opinion in an interview to Deutschlandfunk Radio. "I do not think it is possible to convince Iraq by threats, but it …

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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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