Germany’s Merkel says Iran issue will be discussed at G20

Germany’s Merkel urges political solution in Iran crisis. (File photo: AFP)

The Iran issue will be discussed at next week’s meeting of leaders of the Group of 20 leading economies in Japan, at least at a bilateral level, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday.

Speaking at an annual gathering of Protestant churches, Merkel also said that the international community must seek a political solution on Iran. This comes after US President Donald Trump said he had aborted a military strike to retaliate against Tehran’s downing of a US drone.

“There has to be a political solution (on Iran) and that is what we are working on,” Merkel said.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:55 - GMT 06:55