Germany says it shares Saudi concerns on Iran and Hezbollah

German Vice Chancellor and Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel addresses a press conference on July 20, 2017. (AFP)

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said his country was concerned about Iran's role in the region and noted that Berlin and Riyadh agreed on the external political role played by Iran in the region and the role of Hezbollah.

In an interview with Pan-Arab Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, Gabriel emphasized that Germany and Saudi Arabia were on the same page when it comes to the need to counter Iran’s political role in the region.

“We are very concerned about Iran’s external political role in the region. I said so clearly during my visit to Washington a while ago. We want to confront the problem of the Iranian role in the region in partnership with the Americans, without harming the nuclear agreement. In this context, we have clearly expressed our condemnation of Iran’s missile tests, as they are in no way consistent with Security Council Resolution 2231,” he told the London-based Asharq Al-Awsat.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:49 - GMT 06:49