BERLIN/BAGDAD | | irakafghanistaniransyrien

BERLIN/BAGDAD (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 the German Constitution regarding Iraq. The direct participation in the aggression was admitted by Dr. August Hanning, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of the Interior and ex-director of the BND (Federal Intelligence Service), the foreign espionage service. Hanning admitted to the active participation of several German agents in the war. The preparatory work of the Federal Intelligence Service for the US assault was possible because of many decades of secret service co-operation and could draw on its exclusive connections. According to secret service specialists, the BND remains far superior to its western partner services in espionage of the Arab speaking states. The BND's outstanding knowledge is based on traditional links, which go back to the First World War and since 1945 to the revitalization of old Nazi connections. In addition to Iraq, this pertains also to Syria, another recipient of western threats to overthrow the government. more…

TEHERAN/BERLIN | | iran

TEHERAN/BERLIN (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 natural gas pipeline from Iran to Armenia, which could interfere with plans of German corporations. While Berlin and the EU are increasing pressure on Teheran by blaming them for the increase of violations of human rights in Iran since the new government came into force, the province Chusistan in the South of Iran, which is rich of raw materials, is shaken by bomb attacks. An expert of the Heinrich-Böll-Foundation (Bündnis 90/Green Party) declared, that it could "not be denied", that ethnic conflicts (like the one in Chusistan) "are fanned by foreign forces to weaken the central government". more…

BERLIN/WASHINGTON | | iranusa

BERLIN/WASHINGTON 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 aggressive strategy of the USA against Iran, and attempts, while following US policy, to increase its influence on Iran with an independent and more flexible strategy. more…

THESSALONIKI | | iran

THESSALONIKI 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. more…

BERLIN/TEHERAN (Own Report) | | iran

BERLIN/TEHERAN (Own Report) 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", would have to be avoided under all circumstances in case of an action against Teheran. While conservative of Berlin's parliamentary opposition warn against military interventions, a government representative of the Foreign Policy Committee of the Lower House of Parliament (Bundestag), speaks out in favour of German-American NATO activities against Teheran. more…