Subscription and demo access


 
About Interfax
Press Releases
Products & Services
Contact us
Customer Login
 


Headlines
 

06/18 13:11   Russian State Duma passes bill suspending INF Treaty's implementation (Part 2)
 
06/18 13:10   RUSSIA WILL MAKE EFFORTS TO HELP AVERT MILITARY CONFLICT BETWEEN U.S. AND IRAN - KOSACHYOV
 
06/18 13:08   Planned deployment of 1,000 U.S. troops to Middle East to have destabilizing consequences - Russian SVR chief
 
06/18 13:07   Russian State Duma passes bill suspending INF Treaty's implementation
 
06/18 13:07   U.S. pressuring Iran provocation of war - Ryabkov
 
06/18 13:07   Kremlin following situation on Chechnya-Dagestan border, but not stepping in - Peskov
 
06/18 13:00   MICEX and RTS Indexes at 13:00 MSK
 
06/18 12:57   No date yet for JCPOA Joint Commission meeting - Russian Deputy FM Ryabkov
 
06/18 12:57   Kremlin believes Zelensky's stance similar to Poroshenko's ideas
 
06/18 12:57   Putin, Trump might discuss cyberattacks if they meet in Osaka - Kremlin
 





 Subscription
You can access a demo version of, recieve more information about or subscribe to Interfax publications by filling in and sending the form below.

First name:


Last name:


Company:


Division:


E-mail:


Phone:


Country:


City:


Please enter the digits in the box below:

 

Interfax.com  |  Interviews  |  Guido Westerwelle: Germany opposes military intervention in Syria



Interviews


March 20, 2012

Guido Westerwelle: Germany opposes military intervention in Syria


Berlin is against military intervention in Syria, German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in an interview with Interfax ahead of a meeting between the foreign ministers of Germany, Russia and Poland in Berlin on March 21

"From Germanys point of view, discussions of a military option are counterproductive. As a matter of fact, such options are not being discussed by NATO either," he said.

At the same time, "the daily violence used by the regime of Bashar al-Assad against its own people is unacceptable," he said.

"A Syria led by al-Assad can no longer have a good future, this is the clear position of the overwhelming majority of members of the global community," said Germanys top diplomat. "This is why, both within and outside the United Nations, we have been calling for three goals to be attained: firstly, for the end of violence; secondly, for humanitarian aid to people; and thirdly, for a new political start in Syria," he said.

The minister believes also that Russia and NATO could reach an agreement on missile defense.

Westerwelle so commented on Russian President Dmitry Medvedevs statement on measures that Russia will take in response to the deployment of U.S. and NATOs missile defenses in Europe, among these measures being the deployment of Iskander missile systems in the Kaliningrad region.

Westerwelle insisted that security is indivisible, and European security is possible only together with Russia, and Russias security is possible only together with Europe.

Asked whether Berlin has concerns that Russia could reduce or suspend transit of NATO cargo through its territory to Afghanistan if the missile defense plans are implemented, Westerwelle noted that both NATO and Russia are interested in stability in Afghanistan and will certainly continue working together on this.



Interviews
 

.
U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about results of the trilateral meeting on Afghanistan settlement that took place in Moscow on April 25, prospects of the intra-Afghan meeting in Doha, and Russia‘s role in the Afghan issue.

more
.
.
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg has given an interview to Interfax ahead of the Alliances 70th anniversary that is to be celebrated on April 4. He speaks in the interview about the NATOs vision of future relations with Russia, its attitude to the situation surrounding the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF) Treaty and the New START Treaty, as well as further plans of expanding the Alliance.

more
.
.
British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the current situation in the relationship between the United Kingdom and Russia, the impact of the Skripal case on it, the restoration of the numbers of diplomatic staff, exchange of information on counter-terrorism, possible introduction of sanctions over the Kerch Strait incident, the INF Treaty, and British-Russian economic relations.

more
.
.
Chairman of the German Committee on East European Economic Relations Wolfgang Büchele has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the activity of German companies in Russia.

more
.
.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has given an interview to Interfax ahead of his visit to Moscow in which he speaks about Germany‘s position on the INF Treaty and the Ukrainian settlement.

more
.
.
Russian lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya has given an interview to Interfax in which she speaks about the charges brought against her in the United States.

more
.
.
Qatari Ambassador to Russia Fahad bin Mohamed Al-Attiyah has given an interview to Interfax in which he speaks about the consequences of sanctions against Qatar, the normalization of relations between Qatar and Saudi Arabia, the Syrian crisis, and gas relations with Russia.

more

 
  
 ©   1991—2019   "Interfax News Agency" JSC. All rights reserved.
Contact information   |   Privacy Policy   |   Interfax offices   |   made by web.finmarket

News and other data on this site are provided for information purposes only, and are not intended for republication or redistribution. Republication or redistribution of Interfax content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of Interfax.

Browse other Interfax sites:  Interfax.ru   |   IFX.RU   |   Interfax Group   Rambler's Top100