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German president criticizes US stance at security conference


Added 02-14-20 10:22:02am EST - “Germany's president criticized the U.S. administration at a security conference on Friday for appearing to reject "even the idea of an international community."” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “German president criticizes US stance at security conference”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

MUNICH (AP) - Germany’s president criticized the U.S. administration at a security conference on Friday for appearing to reject “even the idea of an international community.”

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier’s comments were made in an opening speech at the Munich Security Conference, an international gathering of foreign and security policy leaders attended this year by the U.S. secretaries of state and defense.

Steinmeier, a former foreign minister, is independent of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government but the German president is viewed as a moral authority even though his role is largely ceremonial.

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“We are getting further year by year from the aim of international cooperation to create a more peaceful world,” he said. “The idea of the competition of great powers currently dominates not just the strategy papers of our times, it also marks the new reality around the world.”

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