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Nach der partiellen Schließung der schwedischen Grenzen für Flüchtlinge verhängt das erste deutsche Bundesland einen Aufnahmestopp.

EU oder Krieg
Luxemburgs Außenminister Jean Asselborn warnt vor einem Zerfall der EU.

Neue Lager
Die Innenminister der EU haben sich auf Maßnahmen geeinigt, die Flüchtlinge aus Deutschland fernhalten sollen.

Krieg in Europa?
Der ehemalige Bundeskanzler Helmut Schmidt warnt vor einem neuen Krieg in Europa.

Verletzte ausgeflogen
Die Bundeswehr hat 20 verwundete Kämpfer aus der Ukraine zur Behandlung nach Deutschland ausgeflogen.

Außen und innen
Der deutsche Außenminister moniert eine mangelnde Zustimmung in der Bevölkerung für eine offensive deutsche Weltpolitik.

Die Verantwortung Berlins
Der ehemalige EU-Kommissar Günter Verheugen erhebt im Konflikt um die Ukraine schwere Vorwürfe gegen Berlin.

"Ein gutes Deutschland"
Das deutsche Staatsoberhaupt schwingt sich zum Lehrmeister der Türkei auf.

Die Dynamik des "Pravy Sektor"
Der Jugendverband der NPD kündigt einen "Europakongress" unter Beteiligung des "Pravy Sektor" ("Rechter Sektor") aus der Ukraine an.

Der Mann der Deutschen
Die deutsche Kanzlerin hat am gestrigen Montag zwei Anführer der Proteste in der Ukraine empfangen.

Moderate Success
(Own report) - Moderate business success and lack of unity among the leading western powers are affecting Germany's current policy toward Iran. Last year, German companies were able to significantly expand their business with Iran; however, they did not achieve the ambitious level they had been hoping to reach. Despite the 25 percent increase in . . .

Competing for Business with Iran
(Own report) - Germany's Minister of the Economy, Sigmar Gabriel, will travel to Iran at the beginning of next week to initiate new business deals in a highly competitive market of the future. German authorities are doing all they can to insure that once sanctions are ended, Teheran will allot contracts to German companies. Besides . . .

A New Era in the Middle East (II)
(Own report) - Now that the sanctions are coming to a close, German enterprises are initiating major investments in Iran and multibillion-dollar gas deals with Teheran. Over the past few weeks, several business delegations have already visited Iran. The state of Bavaria will soon open a business representation in the Iranian capital. On the one . . .

A New Era in the Middle East
(Own report) - Berlin is rushing to renew economic ties with Iran and to engage in reshaping the Middle East by dispatching its minister of the economy to Tehran. The nuclear agreement, signed last Tuesday with Tehran, offers German companies the opportunity to normalize their trade with Iran, which was once among the most lucrative . . .

Make it or Break it
(Own report) - Berlin is pushing for a rapid conclusion to the Iran nuclear program negotiations. The talks must absolutely be successfully concluded by the November 24 deadline, insist leading German foreign policy-makers along with the German Foreign Minister personally. This is ´"technically" feasible; it must be resolutely pursued politically. Further postponement would be counterproductive. . . .

The Most Important Country in the EU
(Own report) - German foreign policy makers are playing a prominent role in the rapprochement between the West and Iran. As Jürgen Todenhöfer (CDU), a former member of the Bundestag, explains, he conveyed Teheran's negotiating proposal for solving the nuclear dispute to Washington already in the spring of 2010. At the time, the Iranian government . . .

The Next Round
(Own report) - In the aftermath of Iran's presidential elections, German foreign policy specialists and government advisors are pushing for a new round in the power struggle with Teheran. Even before votes were cast, German specialists were calling for using the personnel change to launch a new round in the dispute over Iran's nuclear program. . . .

End in a Slaughter
(Own report) - German policy advisors are calling for closing western ranks in favor of possible military aggression against Iran. The attempts to "promote diplomatic solutions" in the so-called nuclear conflict with Teheran are "out of touch with reality," alleges an article in the latest issue of "Internationale Politik," the most influential magazine in the . . .

War Threats against Iran
(Own report) - With its call to "considerably strengthen" sanctions against Iran, Berlin is participating in the intensification of western pressure on Teheran. Next week, the EU foreign ministers want to impose new punitive measures against members of Iran's establishment to force the Iranian regime to accommodate western demands in the so-called nuclear dispute. This . . .

The Role of Propaganda
(Own report) - The German government is not ruling out the prospect of applying harsher measures against Iran. According to the German foreign minister's declarations, Berlin is consulting with its western allies on the reactions to an ominous plot to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington. The Iranian government is allegedly implicated in this plot. . . .

Security Made in Germany
(Own report) - In spite of the ongoing protests in the Arab countries, German companies are continuing to furnish repressive technology to regimes of the region. At a fair in Dubai, oriented toward Middle Eastern and African police forces and secret services, several German companies have displayed their newest technology in internet surveillance. Products for . . .

Fragile Use of the Gulf Dictatorships
(Own report) - The German Defense Ministry is expanding its activities on the Arabian Peninsula. Berlin seeks to "enhance its presence" at the Persian Gulf, declared the German Defense Ministry's Parliamentary State Secretary, Christian Schmidt. A few days ago, Schmidt attended this years "Manama Dialogue", an international forum of prominent participants focusing on Middle East . . .

Hegemonic Conflict at the Gulf
(Own report) - New reprisals against Iran will be among the main topics to be discussed with the Israeli president, during his visit, which begins today. The German chancellor has announced her willingness to apply stiffer economic sanctions, even without a UN mandate. The EU and the USA have made similar declarations. With a fear . . .

Lever for Destabilization (III)
(Own report) - The trail of an US-backed Iranian terrorist secessionist offensive leads back to Germany. Simultaneous with the bombing attack, end of last week, in eastern Iran, killing more than 40 people, terrorists have begun new attacks also in western Iran. The "Party of Free Life of Kurdistan" [PJAK), which for years had recruited . . .

Anticipating a Coup
(Own report) - In spite of explicit warnings, German organizations are trying to escalate the internal power struggles in Iran. The state-financed Deutsche Welle radio station is one of the foreign broadcasters, whose Farsi-language program is firing the protesters on, with hourly reports on reactions from the west. Party-affiliated foundations, including the German Free Democratic . . .

The Persian Pipeline
(Own report) - Berlin is getting ready for a Western policy change toward Iran. The German Foreign Ministry's special envoy for Afghanistan announced his imminent visit to Teheran to discuss Iran's contribution to the counterinsurgency effort in Afghanistan. It is being said in Berlin that this type of cooperation with the Iranian government could help . . .

Equilibrium rather than Exclusion
(Own report) - Prior to this year's Munich Security Conference, Berlin is pushing for a change in the Western Middle East policy. Wolfgang Ischinger, chairman and host of the Munich Security Conference is demanding a new approach to Teheran, and particularly that the USA establishes "normal relations with Teheran". High ranking Iranian politicians are expected . . .

Containment Course
(Own report) - The German government is resolutely pressing for rapid deployment of German repressive forces at the border of the Gaza Strip. In Berlin one has been hearing for days that a "team of experts" of the German federal police is ready to fly to the Middle East. Up to now, Egypt has refused . . .

Traditional Role
(Own report) - Demands to change Western policy towards Iran are being heard in Berlin. An influential policy advisor is calling for the EU and the USA to replace their sanctions and war threats with a policy "mixture comprised of détente and deterrence" - as formerly used in relations with the Soviet Union. Berlin should . . .

Lever for Destabilization
(Own report) - Germany is supporting armed separatists in Western Iran, in their struggle against the Iranian government. In spite of repeated protests from Teheran, a leader of the Kurdish secessionist movement is continuing to recruit insurgents in Germany - in plain view of German intelligence services. The separatists are held responsible for the killing . . .

A Dirty Little Secret
(Own report) - American military circles are recommending a re-organization of all nations in the Middle East along ethnic lines. Loss of territory and drawing new borders will effect Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan among others. Through the complete dissolution of states, new actors will be created in international law, along . . .

Under Time Pressure
(gfp.com) - Possible sanctions against Iran is the subject of a meeting of approximately 40 foreign and defense ministers, as well, as more than 200 high-ranking politicians from approximately 50 states, that is to take place on the first weekend in February at the Munich Conference on Security. The meeting will begin one day after . . .

The Results Were Deadly
(german-foreign-policy.com) - Germany participated in the aggression against Iraq and therefore, within the course of a few years, committed a second time, criminal violations of the UN Charter. As in the case of the Yugoslavia bombardment, in violation of international law, it was also the Schroeder-Fischer government that committed this breach of international accords and . . .

Terrorist Measures
(Own Report) - A new negotiation offer by Teheran to Berlin and the EU concerning the Iranian energy sector is accompanied by international competition. Extensive talks in the Iranian Energy Ministry with a German delegation of entrepreneurs have been announced for the second part of November. Also Washington declares its interest simultaneously to construct a . . .

Background report: Berlin/Washington - division of labor against Iran?
At present, the Middle East is viewed as a decisive battle ground in the competition for hegemony in the future ,,world order."Berlin and Washington recognize not only their mutual intentions ( ,,to pressure these countries to open themselves politically"), but also considerable differences which call for co-ordination, because only a joint effort promises success. Berlin sees German-European interests threatened by the . . .

EU Strategy: ,,Preemptive Wars", worldwide
The option of waging wars of aggression ( ,,preemptive wars") was explicitly provided for in the EU's first security strategy that had been initiated by Berlin. They say that the EU has to be globally able to intervene militarily wherever its security interests might be endangered, they say. . . .

War or Change of Regime
German and US government officials are discussing the tactical variant of possible aggression against the United Nations member Iran. On the occasion of a meeting, arranged by the financial corporation Deutsche Bank at the beginning of June in Berlin, an American source stated that ,,a clash between the USA and Germany, which would be more serious than that about Iraq", . . .

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