Published: Thu, March 22, 2018
World News | By Laverne Osborne

Merkel says Russian Federation can't be let off the hook in poison attack

Merkel says Russian Federation can't be let off the hook in poison attack

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed to the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but also blamed Russian Federation for "just watching" the events unfold.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to introduce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and warned Washington that the European Union was ready to take countermeasures if necessary.

"There is no question that our country is historically Christian and Jewish", Merkel said."It is also true that Islam has in the meanwhile become part of Germany".

"We also condemn that in the strongest terms".

"I want to do everything so that, at the end of this parliamentary term, people will say that 'in Berlin they have learned something from the September 2017 election result, '" Merkel said. However, she said that this "exceptional humanitarian situation... should and must not be repeated".

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DiGenova declined to comment when reached by CNN. "If Summer is successful, this will open the door for other cases ", Leeds said. He subsequently denied sexual misconduct allegations against him in several public appearances and on Twitter .

The grand coalition, mockingly dubbed a "GroKo" in German, didn't start as a "love marriage", her designated vice chancellor and finance minister, the SPD's Olaf Scholz, drily observed.

He added: "I thank the Chancellor and German government for their ongoing and resolute support".

Merkel, meanwhile, spoke of the importance of cultivating "good neighbourly relations" and underlined the significance of bilateral business ties, citing vibrant trade between Poland and Germany, which hit a record Euro 100 billion past year.

AfD co-leader Alexander Gauland countered that "mass immigration continues unchecked".

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