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Germany’s Scholz: Iran deal can’t be ‘postponed any longer’

SpaceWar.com reports: “German Chancellor Olaf Scholz on Wednesday visited Israel for the first time since taking office, days after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and amid international efforts to forge a new Iran nuclear deal.

He toured Jerusalem’s Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, laid a wreath and left a message in the guest book stressing Germany’s historical responsibility toward the Jewish state.

‘The mass murder of the Jews was instigated by Germany,’ he wrote. ‘It was planned and carried out by Germans. Consequently, every German government bears permanent responsibility for the security of the state of Israel and the protection of Jewish life.’

Bennett welcomed Scholz, saying that ‘the Shoah, the methodical destruction of the Jews, is a wound that is the basis of the ties between Germany and Israel. From this wound we have built strong and significant ties.’

The two heads of government — both relatively new to office following many years under the political veterans Angela Merkel and Benjamin Netanyahu — met as rapidly moving world events test their leadership…”

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