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German Foreign Ministry: US anti-Russian sanctions threaten German interests

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New US anti-Russian sanctions extend to gas pipeline projects with German participation, threatening Berlin’s interests, said German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, speaking at a foreign policy forum traditionally organized by the Korber Foundation.


He called for a review of European and German policy toward the United States and more confidently upholding their own interests. According to Gabriel, under Trump, the United States "weakly" plays the role of a globally significant political force. "At the same time, Washington begins to perceive Germany as" one partner out of many. "

German Foreign Ministry: US anti-Russian sanctions threaten German interests


Unconditional, with which we perceive and maintain the role of the United States, despite occasional differences, begins to collapse
- stressed the Foreign Minister.

According to Gabriel, in the future, Germany should be more confident in representing its own interests and “hold the red lines beyond which partners should not enter.”

In early August, Trump signed the law, which, in particular, gives the president the right to impose sanctions on individuals who invest in the construction of Russian export pipelines more than five million dollars a year or a million dollars at a time. The document specifically states that the United States will continue to oppose the project "Nord Stream-2", reports RIA News
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  1. Shura Perm
    Shura Perm 5 December 2017 14: 56 New
    +3
    usually only the "former" have such an epiphany, the Germans themselves wrote to the vassal position of the states, so let them enjoy their position ...
    according to Gabriel, under Trump, the United States “weakly” plays the role of an internationally significant political force. ”At the same time, Washington is beginning to perceive Germany as“ one partner out of many. ”
    ahahahhaa, usa a lot of people are kept on all fours ...
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 5 December 2017 15: 20 New
      +3
      Quote: Shura Perm
      the Germans themselves scribbled for vassal position

      1945 year. and incriminating evidence on almost all managers. Merkel the brightest example
      1. Sofa General
        Sofa General 5 December 2017 15: 47 New
        +1
        I didn’t understand something: this character ALREADY stepped down or is going to leave it?
    2. Kurare
      Kurare 5 December 2017 19: 36 New
      +2
      Quote: Shura Perm
      usually only the "former" have such an epiphany ...

      So he is essentially the "former." His term as German Foreign Minister is about to expire.
    3. nik-karata
      nik-karata 6 December 2017 07: 16 New
      0
      Shura Perm Yesterday, 14:56
      ... the Germans themselves scribbled for a vassal post of states

      Yes, it did, Grandma Merkel tried to "rock" against the states with a clever word ... the consequences were not long in coming. At first, Siemens almost ceased to exist, and then the Volkswagen was tightly bent by as much as 19 lard of Baku rubles. It is clear that both companies will have to break the state loot, otherwise - kirdyk! Such an opinion is dear to the Germans now, so they say it quietly so that the staff members do not hear a whisper, but you never know ... hi
  2. prior
    prior 5 December 2017 15: 01 New
    0
    Starts to reach.
    It was always believed that the Estonians reached the slowest. But it turns out ......
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 5 December 2017 16: 01 New
      +2
      Quote: prior
      It was always believed that the Estonians reached the slowest. But it turns out ......

      oh, a bad example ....
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSNc0AZpLOk
  3. Kerensky
    Kerensky 5 December 2017 15: 04 New
    +2
    Something with sanctions has been too much lately. On whom only they did not impose .... More modest need somehow.
    1. LSA57
      LSA57 5 December 2017 15: 22 New
      +3
      Quote: Kerensky
      Something with sanctions has been too much lately.

      nothing more to do. there are no other levers. and this is by pattern
  4. irbis0373
    irbis0373 5 December 2017 15: 16 New
    +1
    These are just words. But when the Germans really move on from understanding their vassal affiliation to defending their own interests, then there will be norms.
    In the meantime, these expressions are nothing more than words and nothing more.
    1. NF68
      NF68 5 December 2017 19: 56 New
      +1
      In the meantime, these expressions are nothing more than words and nothing more.


      Gazprom and the German concern BASF, despite the pressure of the Americans, nevertheless exchanged assets. And this can have very unpleasant consequences for the United States, if not in the coming years, then in the future for sure.
  5. dr.star75
    dr.star75 5 December 2017 15: 21 New
    +1
    The Germans will defend their interests. In future. Far future ....
    1. Sofa General
      Sofa General 5 December 2017 15: 48 New
      +3
      Yeah, and in front of the Arabs, blacks - whom are they still importing tons to themselves?
      1. dr.star75
        dr.star75 5 December 2017 16: 02 New
        0
        The theme of the Arabs is a bit bloated in the media, ours also threw a little kerosene, but the Germans almost digested them. But to object to the United States, here they are weak.
    2. Alekseits
      Alekseits 5 December 2017 15: 57 New
      +1
      The Germans by that time will be gone. There will be Africans and Asians.
  6. askort154
    askort154 5 December 2017 15: 25 New
    +1
    In Germany, the Foreign Ministry is sane. Steinmeier held similar views. Now, officially, Steinmeier has power in Germany. Let’s see if common sense can defeat the American “guardianship” so tired of the Germans. To stifle Nord Stream 2, the Americans are no longer able to. And this is an indicator!
  7. Berber
    Berber 5 December 2017 15: 26 New
    +3
    Poor Sigmar. He is now an enemy of the United States.
  8. Sergey824
    Sergey824 5 December 2017 15: 40 New
    +3
    About nothing. This is not the first foreign minister to have said such a thing. So what? Art for the sake of art. Just words, gave it.
  9. pvv113
    pvv113 5 December 2017 15: 51 New
    +2
    in the future, Germany should more confidently represent its own interests

    It took a long time for the Germans, and we laugh at the Estonians
    1. Going
      Going 5 December 2017 16: 53 New
      +4
      These are their modest attempts to cast their vote, it can cost someone dearly.
      1. pvv113
        pvv113 5 December 2017 17: 14 New
        +2
        Yes, but before they were silent, they stuck their tongues
        1. Going
          Going 5 December 2017 17: 18 New
          +5
          It’s just that many began to realize that it was time to free themselves from the occupation, but as they did not yet fully understand, the United States would not leave so easily.
          1. pvv113
            pvv113 5 December 2017 17: 43 New
            +2
            Quote: Going
            The US won't just leave

            And not everyone dares to invite the Americans to leave
            1. Going
              Going 5 December 2017 17: 51 New
              +4
              According to Gabriel, in the future, Germany should be more confident in representing its own interests and “hold the red lines beyond which partners should not enter.”


              Now, specifically the message is not ambiguous.
              1. pvv113
                pvv113 5 December 2017 17: 55 New
                +2
                Americans will not understand fool
                1. Going
                  Going 5 December 2017 17: 59 New
                  +4
                  It's all a matter of time, perseverance and help.
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 5 December 2017 18: 08 New
                    +2
                    I agree, we will hope for the time and mind of the Germans
                    1. Going
                      Going 5 December 2017 18: 13 New
                      +4
                      They would decide, we would help, for the United States it would be a disaster.
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 5 December 2017 18: 23 New
                        +2
                        In general, do you hint that for a good start they expect from us a strong kick in the right direction?
                    2. Going
                      Going 5 December 2017 20: 31 New
                      +3
                      Quote: pvv113
                      Let's see if something works out


                      If only the Germans decided.
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 5 December 2017 20: 41 New
                        +2
                        I think they should
                2. Going
                  Going 5 December 2017 18: 30 New
                  +4
                  Quote: pvv113
                  In general, do you hint that for a good start they expect from us a strong kick in the right direction?

                  No, combine our capabilities.
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 5 December 2017 19: 07 New
                    +2
                    Let's see if something works out
                    1. Lelek
                      Lelek 5 December 2017 19: 49 New
                      +2
                      Quote: pvv113
                      Let's see if something works out


                      Hello Vladimir.
                      May be. And we are already "helping."
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 5 December 2017 20: 14 New
                        +2
                        Good evening, Leo! The Germans also seem to be guarantors, but so far they have turned a blind eye to the tricks of Ukraine. Maybe the truth is something will change now
                3. Going
                  Going 5 December 2017 20: 58 New
                  +3
                  Quote: pvv113
                  I think they should


                  The USA has squeezed their elite and has compromising evidence on many; a breakthrough is needed.
                  1. pvv113
                    pvv113 5 December 2017 21: 00 New
                    +3
                    There are adequate politicians in Germany, for example, Sarah Wagenknecht. There would be more
                    1. Going
                      Going 5 December 2017 21: 05 New
                      +3
                      Sarah yes, but it is being jammed to the fullest by the internal elite, and yet the process is ongoing.
                      1. pvv113
                        pvv113 5 December 2017 21: 13 New
                        +2
                        We will be optimistic! good
  10. SCHMEL
    SCHMEL 5 December 2017 16: 10 New
    +1
    According to Gabriel, in the future, Germany should be more confident in representing its own interests and “hold the red lines beyond which partners should not enter.”

    Do you say red lines? laughing Red Lines in Germany:
  11. Sergey956
    Sergey956 5 December 2017 17: 36 New
    0
    Really stupid Europe did not understand yet that sanctions against Russia are the second plan. The main direction of sanctions is Europe with its Euro, which greatly undermines the hegemony of the Dollar in the World. Well stupid Europeans! Suffice it to recall the story of how it all began.
    1. NF68
      NF68 5 December 2017 19: 49 New
      +1
      Quote: Sergey956
      The main direction of sanctions is Europe with its Euro, which greatly undermines the hegemony of the Dollar in the World.


      Then there are 2 of the main directions, since China is also dangerous for the USA, but if the Chinese decided to build their new "silk road", they are very persistently trying to do everything in the best possible way and so far everything is going to that.
  12. NF68
    NF68 5 December 2017 19: 46 New
    +1
    Well it is necessary. Representatives of the German government not only began to open their eyes, but at times they also decide not to agree with what the United States is doing.
  13. bondxnumx
    bondxnumx 5 December 2017 23: 15 New
    0
    It's time to send the states to hell))))) Tired of the Germans already pay sanctions, it's high time))))))