MUNICH: German Chancellor Angela Merkel drew lengthy applause Saturday for her spirited defence of a multilateral approach to global affairs and support for Europe’s decision to stand by a nuclear deal with Iran.
US Vice President Mike Pence was not among the impressed, however, and he doubled down on American criticism of Europe.
Merkel’s comments at the Munich Security Conference, an annual gathering of world leaders and top global defence and foreign policy officials, followed days of acrimony between the US and Europe over Iran.
Merkel told the group — which included the largest US delegation ever with dozens of members of Congress, …read more
Source: The Himalayan Times