BERLIN – the German minister of foreign affairs says President Donald Trump is “knowingly accept” that unilateral decisions, such as the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal can be harmful for the European allies.
Heiko Maas was quoted in an interview Friday with the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung as saying that the U.S. remains Germany’s closest partner outside of Europe, but Berlin needs to explore “new paths” in the search of partners who want to maintain a multilateral world order. He identified Canada and a number of Latin American countries, among others.
Germany, together with European co-signatories France and great Britain, has sworn to the preservation of the Iran deal. Maas said that, with its unilateral decisions, Trump “is a conscious and accept that the cons will directly affect Europe.” He added that the Iran decision affects European security interests because “Iran belongs to our extended neighborhood.”