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Germany: US sanctions against Russia defy international law – Govt. spokesperson02:00

Germany: US sanctions against Russia defy international law – Govt. spokesperson

Germany, Berlin
July 31, 2017 at 14:44 GMT -00:00 · Published

German economic ministry spokesperson Beate Baron said that some parts of the US sanctions against Russia are “against international law”, speaking in Berlin, Monday.

Explaining the position taken by German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries, the spokesperson said that “It is about the so called extra territorial sanctions and the sanctions with third party effects […] which are the ones we reject and these are, in our regard, against international law,” the spokesperson said.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Rainer Breul stressed that it is crucial how the US administration handles the draft bill and that this will be watched closely by the German government.

Germany: US sanctions against Russia defy international law – Govt. spokesperson02:00
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German economic ministry spokesperson Beate Baron said that some parts of the US sanctions against Russia are “against international law”, speaking in Berlin, Monday.

Explaining the position taken by German Economy Minister Brigitte Zypries, the spokesperson said that “It is about the so called extra territorial sanctions and the sanctions with third party effects […] which are the ones we reject and these are, in our regard, against international law,” the spokesperson said.

Foreign ministry spokesperson Rainer Breul stressed that it is crucial how the US administration handles the draft bill and that this will be watched closely by the German government.

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