Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Finance | By Loren Pratt

PM Modi to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 20

PM Modi to meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on April 20

Seibert said there was "serious evidence" that pointed to use of such weapons in violation of worldwide law, and said Germany remained in close touch with the United States and other allies over how to respond.

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel are seeking to lock in a united front against Donald Trump's tariff threats by meeting in Berlin next week before they travel to Washington for separate talks with the US president, a French government official said.

The shock of the Syrian regime's chemical attack in Douma continues.

"Could not have had a better result".

Notwithstanding pervasive reports that chemical weapons attacks have been inflicted on Syrian civilians, Germany announces that it will not participate in a military response there.

Branding last week's alleged chemical attack the "crimes of a monster", Trump announced the military action against President Bashar al-Assad's regime in a White House address late Friday, defying fierce warnings from Damascus ally Russian Federation.

In a written statement on Saturday, Chancellor Angela Merkel underlined that the joint strike by the U.S., U.K., and France specifically aimed at destroying Syria's suspected chemical weapons capabilities and deterring further use of such banned weapons.

"Everything leads us to believe that (Assad) bears responsibility" for the Douma attack, Merkel said.

Germany and France will push for a new global effort to achieve a lasting ceasefire in Syria, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday.

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"Germany will undertake, in a determined way, diplomatic efforts to support this", Merkel said.

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