Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation
Angela Merkel said Europe will uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. (File/AFP)
Updated 11 September 2019

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation

Merkel: We’ll keep trying to find solutions with Iran to avoid escalation
  • Merkel said it is Europe's job to try and find solutions with Iran that prevent an escalation of tensions

BERLIN: Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday that Europe had decided to uphold the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and would keep trying to find solutions that averted escalation.

“Step by step we will keep trying to find solutions with Iran that prevent an escalation of tensions in a globally sensitive region. That’s our job,” Merkel told the lower house of parliament.

Meanwhile, in the same speech, Merkle said Germany will do its part to avoid a proxy war in Libya, warning that the situation in the north African country risked destabilising the whole of Africa.

“In Libya, a situation is developing that can take on similar dimensions to what we have seen in Syria .. and it’s imperative we do everything we can to make sure this does not escalate into a proxy war and Germany will play its part,” Merkel told the Bundestag lower house.

“The whole of the African region will be destabilized if Libya is not stabilized,” she added.