Iran’s ‘aggression’ in Middle East must be countered: Merkel


AMMAN (Reuters) – Measures are needed to counter Iran’s “aggressive tendencies” in the Middle East, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday after talks in Jordan with King Abdullah.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives for the weekly cabinet meeting at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke

The Jordanian monarch said that peace in the region could only take place once the Palestinians have a state with Jerusalem as its capital.

Reporting by Andreas Rinke; Writing by Joseph Nasr in Berlin; Editing by Paul Carrel

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