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The Weakest Western Link in the Nuclear Talks with Iran

July 1 2015

When it comes to Iran, Germany routinely put its business interests over security and human rights. Benjamin Weinthal writes:

Since the world powers—Germany, France, the U.S., the UK, China, and Russia—reached a tentative agreement with Tehran in 2013, there has been no shortage of German politicians and businesspeople bending over backward to court Iran’s regime.

Last month, the Islamic Republic’s oil minister Bijan Zangeneh met with Germany’s economics minister, Sigmar Gabriel, to discuss investments in Iran. As vice chancellor, Gabriel is the number-two political leader after Chancellor Angela Merkel. Business representatives from Volkswagen and the engineering giants the Linde Group and Siemens also held talks with Zangeneh.

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More about: Germany, Iran sanctions, Israeli-German relations, Politics & Current Affairs, U.S. Foreign policy

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

March 21 2018

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations