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Germany: Scholz warns against wider conflict in Middle East

October 9, 2023 at 6:50 pm

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on July 11, 2023 [Dursun Aydemir/Anadolu Agency]

German Chancellor, Olaf Scholz, on Monday, warned countries against a wider conflict in the Middle East, Anadolu Agency reports.

Speaking to reporters in Hamburg, before a joint German-French Cabinet meeting, Scholz said Germany and France stand firmly on Israel’s side against Hamas’ attacks.

“The US, the UK, France and Germany are in agreement. “This must not turn into a wildfire in the region,” Scholz stressed.“That is why, in this situation, no one should further fuel this terror. “We will be speaking and closely coordinating this with our partners in the region,” he added.

Scholz said, together with French President, Emmanuel Macron, they are planning to have a phone call with US President Joe Biden and British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak, on Monday night to discuss the latest developments.

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