Germany says can't figure out Trump's
foreign policy goals
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[January 06, 2017]
BERLIN (Reuters) - German officials who
have held talks with members of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump's
transition team have not been able to figure out what kind of foreign
and security policy his administration wants to pursue, a spokesman said
President-elect Donald Trump gestures as he speaks during a USA Thank
You Tour event in Mobile, Alabama, U.S., December 17, 2016.
remains the case that there still is no clear, coherent and
comprehensive picture of what kind of foreign and security
policy the new Trump administration wants to pursue in the
world," Foreign Ministry spokesman Martin Schaefer told a
regular government news conference.
Trump has repeatedly praised Russian President Vladimir Putin
and nominated people seen as friendly toward Moscow to senior
Should Trump seek to improve relations with Kremlin, he could
unsettle Germany, whose Chancellor Angela Merkel has supported
the extension of European Union sanctions against Russia over
its role in the conflict in Ukraine.
(Reporting by Joseph Nasr; Editing by Paul Carrel)
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