BERLIN — Everyone knows Germans hate tardiness. But if you want to really push a Teuton over the edge, cancel a meeting at the last minute.
Just ask U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who canceled a trip to Berlin yesterday, jilting Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Heiko Maas.
“This is difficult to excuse,” the Süddeutsche Zeitung, the daily bulletin of Germany’s bobo elite, seethed. What could be more “pressing” than what would have been Pompeo’s first official visit Berlin as secretary of state, the paper wondered.
That the answer to that question, at least in Pompeo’s view, was Iran, only enraged …read more
Source: European Voice