Germany calls for countermeasures against ‘illegal’ US sanctions on Russia
TheLocal.de ^ | 31 July 2017 12:03 CEST+02:0 | DPA/The Local
Posted on 7/31/2017, 9:38:16 AM by Olog-hai
The German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries on Monday slammed the latest round of US sanctions against Russia as being “against international law.”
The planned new US sanctions are set to hit German and European companies which have business interests in Russia.
“We see that as being against international law, plain and simple,” Zypries, of the Social Democrats (SPD), told the Funke Mediengruppe.
“The Americans can’t punish German companies because they have business interests in another country.”
The Economy Minister said that she did not want this to be the start of a trade war with the US, but emphasized that Germany had repeatedly asked Washington not to deviate from the common western sanctions policy against Russia. …
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